Atheists And Agnostics Have More Knowledge Of Religion Than Believers

No surprise here!

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Respondents to the survey were asked 32 questions with a range of difficulty, including whether they could name the Islamic holy book and the first book of the Bible, or say what century the Mormon religion was founded. On average, participants in the survey answered correctly overall for half of the survey questions.

Atheists and agnostics scored highest, with an average of 21 correct answers, while Jews and Mormons followed with about 20 accurate responses. Protestants overall averaged 16 correct answers, while Catholics followed with a score of about 15.

Not surprisingly, those who said they attended worship at least once a week and considered religion important in their lives often performed better on the overall survey. However, level of education was the best predictor of religious knowledge. The top-performing groups on the survey still came out ahead even when controlling for how much schooling they had completed.

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Take the quiz (I’ll post my score later when I take it)

Woot! oh yeh!  I only missed one question, which only 11% of respondents answered correctly.

14 out of 15 correct – 93% (They don’t give the 32 question test.)


via JMG

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