Quiz on Yahoo via Christian Science Monitor = this is the quiz link
I lost the original Yahoo link but this one's close, on religion in the current Presidential election. (all we focus on is president - it's like no one else is running)
I got 31 of the 32 although a couple were guesses.
From the report:
"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. On average, Americans got 16 of the 32 questions correct. Atheists and agnostics got an average of 20.9 correct answers. Jews (20.5) and Mormons (20.3). Protestants got 16 correct answers on average, while Catholics got 14.7 questions right."
It's interesting that the poll title assumes the person taking the poll is not atheist. But demographically, probably a good guess.
I missed the one on protestants/catholics and salvation. I thought catholics were "saved" by faith too.
Strangely frequent questions on Mormonism, for such a demographically small religion. Still, the influence is striking, especially on certain issues and with Mr. Romney potentially the next US President.
I'm not surprised Catholics did the worst. I think their religious leaders want to keep them ignorant. And similar for Protestants.
Humble Pie, you are so right! Well, I guess stupid is not curable.
25 out of 32. not bad I'm impressed with my recollection of fictitious knowledge :-)
Hey, you're still out-pointing the theists!
32/32. As I always say to my girlfriend, "That's what 12 years of parochial school will do for you!" Of course, I failed to learn too much that was actually useful in that time. I would happily trade that knowledge for say, having learned some chemistry or biology, being offered more than two measly years of Spanish, or being taught how to put on a condom.
Oh, but condoms help the spread of AIDS! Ol' Joe the Schmoe Ratzinger said so himself! Naughty, Naughty! [groan!]
Humble Pie, sounds like you were able to transcend boyhood training of traditions and values to function in the 21st Century.
Harrison, do you adhere to traditions and values of your childhood?
That sounds like lovely traditions that build family unity. Have you something in print about your research on American history and religious early settler? I would very much like to read whatever you have written.
I descend from Puritan stock of 1632 immigration and their struggles in Plymouth, England and Lydon, Holland, and settling in Plymouth, Mass. Our history includes Salem witch trials, conflicts with Quakers, an ancestor making a fortune in the slave trade. Not a very noble ancestry. They were survivors, however.
Didn't expect to score very high, 30/32, got the tough ones, had a brain fart on two easy ones
...............Zeus, how could I miss that one?