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Who has the most religious knowledge in America?


Americans could only answer correctly 50% of the questions on a very simple religious knowledge survey.  Three main areas on the survey: knowledge of the Bible, knowledge of other religions and knowledge about role of religion in public life of America. Interesting stats

  • Athiests/agnostics, mormons and those of the Jewish faith have a higher level of overall religious knowledge than do protestants
  • Mormons and white evangelical protestants know more about Christianity than do other groups
  • Jews and athiests/agnostics have a higher level of knowledge about other faiths and about religion in public life than do other groups

Interesting paragraph on bible reading

  • Many Americans are devoted readers of Scripture: More than a third (37%) say they read the Bible or other Holy Scriptures at least once a week, not counting worship services. But Americans as a whole are much less inclined to read other books about religion. Nearly half of Americans who are affiliated with a religion (48%) say they “seldom” or “never” read books (other than Scripture) or visit websites about their own religion, and 70% say they seldom or never read books or visit websites about other religions.

Here is a link to the executive summary of the U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey.

Click here If you want to take a quiz representing an abbreviated form of the questions asked.  I scored 87%, missed a question on public prayer being allowed in America and one other.

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