U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey: Test Yours
Friday, October 1, 2010
The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life has recently released its U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey report. Based on an analysis of answers from approximately 3,500 individuals to a series of 32 survey questions, the report attempts to provide a baseline measurement of how much Americans know about religion today.
- Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons are among the highest-scoring groups on a new survey of religious knowledge, outperforming evangelical Protestants, mainline Protestants and Catholics on questions about the core teachings, history and leading figures of major world religions.
- On average, Americans correctly answer 16 of the 32 religious knowledge questions on the survey.