North Carolina friends?


I have no idea where to post this... but I will be buying a house in a year or 2. I currently live in Massachusetts but because of my hatred of winter and snow, I've been looking into moving south. Here's my major problem. The bible belt.

So here's my question. How religious is north Carolina? I am in school for the healthcare field (previously a waitress) so I interact with a lot of people. I'm not trying to be converted on the daily or constantly hearing "I'll pray for you" "god loves you" "*recites bible verse*"

This is a legitimate worry of mine about moving. I've been an atheist literally since I was 6 or 7.

So how bad is it?

Other suggestions on states/ areas to move to?