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.
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.