Smith has a theory about why atheists did so well on the quiz - they have thought more about religion than most people. And I would like to learn more about history, but what good will it do us in the future. They are really hard to pass for me. Which of these people developed the theory of evolution by natural selection? However two-thirds of people surveyed incorrectly say that Supreme Court rulings prevent public school teachers from reading from the Bible as an example of literature, and only 36% know that comparative religion classes may be taught in public schools. Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons perform better than other groups on the survey even after controlling for different levels of education. Students: Tell us how you did on , and analyze why.
So I guess I should study more of the worldly side of religion before college. But when it comes to my faith, I am a teacher a lot of times so I guess I know a pretty good amount of the Bible. Protestants got 16 correct answers on average, while Catholics got 14. I scored 6 out of 6 because I went to school at a catholic school for prek — kindergarten and then fifth grade to the middle of ninth grade. No other group had more than 10%. I am not afraid to admit that I am a Christian, and can share my faith with anyone who wants to listen.
The generational gap in the findings is also quite striking. It's not Bible-belt Southerners who scored highest - they came at the bottom. Similar to Icerocket, Tweetmeme measures the number of times a link to a particular story or blog post is tweeted and retweeted. On average, college graduates answered nearly eight more questions correctly than those with a high school education or less. Answer some of the same questions , then tell us how you did. I am not really interested in learning more about religion because I have covered every possible event and fact about religion that there is to know. For a full analysis of the findings of the U.
According to current data, the biggest religious group is Christian 31,5% , Muslim 23,2% , unaffiliated 16,3% and Hindus 15%. The expansion of online blogs and other social media sites has allowed news-consumers and others outside the mainstream press to have more of a role in agenda setting, dissemination and interpretation. However, the possibility also exists that we may be seeing the beginnings of a new secularizing trend in American culture. Bethlehem Jericho Jerusalem Nazareth 12: When was the Mormon religion founded? According to a September 25 Washington Post , the Obama administration urged a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit over its targeting of a U. The first 17 questions and answers are also listed below.
Job Elijah Moses Abraham 19: Which Bible figure is most closely associated with willingness to sacrifice his son for God? Which religion aims at nirvana, the state of being free from suffering? How much do you think you know about religion in general, and your own faith in particular? Supreme Court, is a public school teacher permitted to lead a class in prayer, or not? The growth in the unaffiliated is clearly coming at the expense of Protestants, whose decline mirrors the unaffiliated increase. I think thats enough… even if it doesnt have a label. In fact, although the United States is one of the most religious developed countries in the world, most Americans scored 50 percent or less on a quiz measuring knowledge of the Bible, world religions and what the Constitution says about religion in public life. The single strongest factor predicting how well a person does on the religious knowledge quiz is education - the more years of schooling a person has, the more they are likely to know about religion, regardless of how religious they consider themselves to be, Pew found. I knew all the questions on this quiz. People who were members of religious youth groups also did well, he said. Enter your name if you think you can score in the top 10.
I know that Job was the best follower of Jesus once Jesus was on this earth for 32 years. Civil liberties groups sued the U. Two different subjects tied for No. Catholic Jewish Buddhist Mormon Hindu 24: Which of the following statements best describes what the U. The question about Maimonides was the one that the fewest people answered correctly. What religion is the Dalai Lama? Supreme Court, is a public school teacher in the United States permitted to: a Lead a class in prayer? Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons are among the highest-scoring groups in a 32-question survey of religious knowledge by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
Christianity should be given special emphasis by the government The government shall neither establish a religion nor interfere with the practice of religion The Constitution does not say anything one way or the other about religion 25: According to rulings by the U. But when the speaker loses control, a clip of the event can become a viral sensation. A clearly articulated secular ethics grounded in publicly accessible values of reason and the common good can appeal to these young adults who are increasingly skeptical of religious institutions. Regardless of whether religion is or is not of interest to you, you will most certainly learn a couple of new things with our challenges. And which of these court trials focused on whether evolution could be taught in public schools? When people talk about religion it makes me uncomfortable.
Whose writings inspired the Protestant Reformation? The fifth story, at 7%, was the by astronomers of Gliese 581G, the first planet found in another solar system believed to have the basic conditions needed to support extraterrestrial life. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions. So I know my fair share of the many religions out there. But when people were tested about their christianity religion. Athiests and agnostics averaged 20. Bloggers who discussed the results generally fell into two camps. Job Elijah Moses Abraham 20: Would you tell me if Mother Teresa was.
Deuteronomy Numbers Leviticus Exodus Genesis 10: Will you tell me the names of the first four books of the New Testament of the Bible, that is the Four Gospels? If we were so much about our religion we would of all passed the test with flying colors. The survey is full of surprising findings. What city was the prophet Muhammad born in? I really dont no much about religiousness but I have heard alot about it like you should be a beliver and that you should go to church every sun and other stuff. Tweeters were disgusted with the unappetizing discovery. Other factors linked with religious knowledge include reading Scripture at least once a week and talking about religion with friends and family.