We Americans are rather ignorant about religion. We claim to be a religious folk, but when it comes to hard-core knowledge, we don’t do well. The Pew Forum put together a baseline quiz of religious knowledge – a mere 32 multiple choice questions – and on average, Americans only got about half of them right. A few sample questions (without the multiple choice answers):
- Which Bible figure is most closely associated with leading the exodus from Egypt?
- What is Ramadan?
- In which religion are Vishnu and Shiva central figures?
- What was Joseph Smith’s religion?
Who scored best? Atheists and agnostics. Yeah. (more…)