Skip to comments.U.S. Religious Knowledge Quiz
Posted on 12/23/2013 8:32:56 AM PST by NYer
Take our short, 15-question quiz, and see how you do in comparison with 3,412 randomly sampled adults who were asked these and other questions in the U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey. This national poll was conducted by the Pew Research Centers Forum on Religion & Public Life from May 19 through June 6, 2010*, on landlines and cell phones, in English and Spanish.
When you finish the quiz, you will be able to compare your knowledge of religion with participants in the national telephone poll. You can see how you compare with the overall population as well as with people of various religious traditions, people who attend worship services frequently or less often, men and women, and college graduates as well as those who did not attend college.
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For a full analysis of the findings of the U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey, read the full report.
Relatives staying too long? Christmas tree lights breaking out of the box? Johnny Mathis starting to get on your nerves? If you need a break from all the holiday cheer, take the US Religious Knowledge Quiz, sponsored by Pew. Afterwards, you can look up the results of the actual survey and see how you compare with the American public.
100%. Pretty easy.
I was going to ask the same question; I was also below 1%. Did those 1% answer a hidden question that I neglected to look for?
100%. Pretty easy.
This has been posted a lot here over the years, and is one of those silly, but useful to the left, creations.
The anti-religious crowd here really liked it.
The 99th percentile.
But then, the test was fairly easy.
Yes, it is pretty easy. I do want to know how 1% did better than 15 out of 15.
14/15. Missed the one about teacher not being allowed to pray. Not sure they are correct.
Guessed on the John Edwards protestant questions and somehow got them right; I think because some Freeper mocked the Presidential candidate for his name.
It’s sad how atheists score better than almost every group, sad that the religious are less informed. Granted there are a couple of separation of church and state legal questions for the atheists.
15/15. Easy test.
>>100%. Pretty easy.<<
Missed: Sabbath on Friday (oops!), Nirvna=Buddhism, Great Awakening (guessed wrong)
You answered 12 of 15 questions correctly (80%)
Here’s how you did on these 15 questions (excerpted from the larger U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey) compared with a nationally representative sample of 3,412 adults. Your responses on the quiz do NOT affect the U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey’s results. Read the Full Report: “U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey”
You scored better than 86% of the public, below 8% and the same as 6%.
13....looks like I’m bringing up the rear :(.
I was iffy on the Sabbath question and should have changed my answer.
Multiple choice (multiple guess) quizzes are notorious for NOT gauging knowledge.
The trick question was about teachers being able to teach from the bible. It included the caveat that allows them to.
I got all but one right, I second-guessed myself re the Great awakening and chose Charles Finney over Jonathan Edwards, a really stupid mistake, when my instinctive answer was Edwards.
I suspect most regulars of the RF will score on the far right of the curve.
15 out of 15.
Agreed. 15/15. Nice way to start Holy Week.
Yeah, I almost missed that one too. That was that other great spiritual giant John Edwards...
Yes it was 100% also the last question brought back last semesters college history. class, finals were last week. 55 and back in school oh how my brain hurts
I started thnking about that sermon “Sinner In The Hands Of An Angry God” and wondering if that was slightly pre-Great Awakening, more Puritan era.
15/15...not a member of any organized religion.
Don’t ask questions of your betters they do statistics for a living.
I have a friend who just got in trouble for reading the Bible to her class. She was teaching a work of literature on the syllabus that alluded to the Bible, got its power from the ancient theme, and none of the students recognized it. So she read the biblical story, and got the funny looks from the students, the can-you-do-thats?, and the calls from the parents to the principal.
Upscale DC suburb, with its ignorant young elite cut off from tradition. Principal backed her up, but I’m not sure she’ll ever do that again.
14. I blew the Nirvana question.
15 out of 15 correct. We’re definitely skewing their data!
Another 15/15. No challenge
The breakdown of what each group scored left out Muslims.
I wonder why?
100% (it really isn’t too hard). Thanks for posting, I love quizzes.
The only gotcha questions was on the Jewish Sabbath.
Thirteen out of 15.
That is part of this, general questions about world religions are better suited for atheists, or members of small religions who are less interested in Christianity and more used to thinking and talking, or even arguing, about religions in general.
Many a good and knowledgeable bible Christian may know or care very little about other religions, for instance think about who is going to have been taught about, or have an interest in Buddhism and their Dali Lama, the favorite religion of liberals.
Same here, you're not alone. I got the Sabbath question (which is obvious for anyone who has ever been to Israel), but I confess my ignorance on the finer points of Catholicism as well as the Great Awakening. Never heard of Finney or Edwards.
The Dalai Lama is only the leader of the relatively small sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
Yet the Dali Lama is the great religious leader of the American left.
I missed the Jewish Sabbath starting on Friday not Saturday. 14/15
Seemed to me it wasn’t really a ‘quiz’ about religion as such more about how much history and current events do you know
and I got 15 of 15 correct so I am not complaining just observing
the key here is that they asked about a PUBLIC school teacher . they are not allowed to LEAD children in prayer in the class room.
I have no idea what religion you are but Holy Week is associated with the end of lent followed by Easter.
It is not a gotcha question if one knows anything about Judaism . the new day always starts at sundown. We in the western world may call that Friday evening but for the orthodox it is Saturday
Only us extra special people got the hidden question:
What is Obama’s religion? Answer - MEEEEEE!!!!!
15 out of 15 = 100%
I still don’t understand how only 90% and 94% of Jews could get the Moses and the Sabbath questions right.
I’m not even a practicing Catholic, even I knew those.
Guess it helps to read a lot and just pay attention to history.
I scored 96%. I missed the question about the first great awakening.
No, you might have said the sabbath began Saturday rather than Friday, or that nirvana was part of Hinduism. This is an easy quiz.
How about this one i am going to make up now, using the KJV.
1. Which 3 trees that are known now are said to have been in the Garden of Eden (by their common names such as Oak)?
2. What man at about age 100 ran to a heard of cattle to fetch a calf to roast?
3. What profession were the women who were rewarded for reverencing God and thus lying to save lives?
4. How many miracles of Moses did the magicians also do?
5. What 2 injuries done to a slave by his owner gave the slave his freedom (and likely served as a principal)?
6. What manner of Hebrew man was the one who led away the scapegoat have to be?
7. What was the condition God gave to Balaam as to whether he should go with the princes of Moab, after the initial refusal (and which condition Balaam seems to have ignored)?
8. But what means was Joshua filled of the Spirit of wisdom?
9. What kind of chariots did the people of the valley have whom Joshua could not drive out (due to incomplete obedience, and which people God left to prove the Israelites)?
10. How many men of Bethshemesh died because they had looked into the ark of the Lord?
1. Ezek. 31:8; 2. Gn. 18:7; 3. Ex. 1:15-20; 4. Ex. 7:11,22; 8:7; 5. Ex. 21:27 6. Lv. 16:21; 7. Num. 22:20; 8. Dt. 34:9 9. Josh. 1:19; cf. Judges 2:21-23) 10. 1Sam. 16:18 1.
Missed the one about Nirvana
So you are a democrat? J/K