It is interesting that Franklin Graham has chosen the cities for this tour because they are the most non-religious areas in the U. S. The Hartford - New Haven area is number 6 on their list with 52% of the people they polled scored as non-religious.
According to the Billy Graham website, (billygraham.org) a 2017 Barna survey polled individuals across America about their belief in God, the Bible and more. Based on the research, eight of the top 10 most “post-Christian” cities are located in New England or the Northeast. “Post-Christian” means individuals meet at least nine of the 16 criteria that point to, as Barna puts it, “a lack of Christian identity, belief and practice.”
The Decision America Northeast Tour will stop in or near five of the top six cities listed in the Barna report.