Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Maybe That Is Why They Are Atheists?

A new survey by Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that atheists and agnostics were more knowledgeable on the bible, Christianity, and other world religions than those professing to follow those religions.
Researchers from the independent Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life phoned more than 3,400 Americans and asked them 32 questions about the Bible, Christianity and other world religions, famous religious figures and the constitutional principles governing religion in public life.

On average, people who took the survey answered half the questions incorrectly, and many flubbed even questions about their own faith.

Those who scored the highest were atheists and agnostics, as well as two religious minorities: Jews and Mormons. The results were the same even after the researchers controlled for factors like age and racial differences.
The more you know...?

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