Skip to comments.How much do you know about religion? (test yourself in the Pew Forum Test)
Posted on 09/28/2010 8:54:29 AM PDT by MNDude
And how do you compare with the average American? Here's your chance to find out.
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.
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Question - which religion?
Statement - shouldn’t it be better stated - “What does one know about themselves?”
>>They announced that atheists know more about world religion than Christians do. <<
Actually, that may be true. But then, one can know everything about the man made religion called Christianity, and not know Jesus at all.
And vice versa.
My relationship with Christ has nothing whatsoever to do with Martin Luther, Mohamed, Joseph Smith or, frankly, Barnabas. One can study the Bible and unlock all it’s secrets and still know nothing about the world’s religions.
Missed 2 here. Grade: 87%
Said that grade was better than 93% of the people who had taken the survey?
Pretty disgraceful really. This thread was posted last nite and someone had pointed out that ‘how do we expect to get a handle on Islam with this type of ignorance’ (paraphrasing-don’t remember the exact quote)
That’s what I thought, too. Religion doesn’t matter to me. My personal relationship with Jesus does.
Link does not work for me. Or, the site is crashing.
It was a scattershot of many religions. For example, "Which religion's holy month is Ramadan?", "Which religion's ultimate goal is nirvana?", "Do Catholics believe the bread and wine 1. represent the body and blood of Jesus or 2. actually become the body and blood of Jesus". I got 14 of the 15 from a subset of questions posted on another thread (I confused the Hindus and Buddhists on the Nirvana question).
Not much bandwidth at the site.
That said, there was exactly one question about Catholicism per se. There were two questions about Supreme Court decisions about what of the Bible can be read or prayers allowed in public schools. Several questions about Hinduism, etc, mean that those who are wandering for quick answers to tricky questions are going to be familiar with such answers. They won’t know the deeper questions, none of which occur in this poll.
Then the poll blew up as I answered #15 correctly. I got them all which must mean I must be one of those High Atheists.
Contrariwise, I am an Orthodox Anglican priest.
In formal Christian doctrine, ‘religion’ is the public and corporate expression of faith. If you have no corporate praxis (what you do to express your faith), then you have no religion. As you note, that doesn’t mean you have no faith, just that you would not publicly express it.
The site is crashing. Got the message “we are having technical difficulties.”
100% - It was sad how easy it was..
Christianity isn’t a religion. Christianity is a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Hot Air just put up the link to the article too so the site’s really going to crash now.
I got 93%, although I went to a Christian college which probably helped.
If you’re Catholic and you don’t know that about the sacraments, it’s probalby your own fault or it could be your church’s fault for not teaching you.
But it’s not at all a failing of the church to no teach about Ramadam, Nirvana, or the gods of Hinduism. Topics like this are the responsibility of our education system.
I got 100% also, but I have to admit the questions about the far eastern religions were almost guesses for me. My exposure to them has been very limited. I am surprised by the reported percentages of what respondents are getting correct.
15 out of 15....100% YAY ME!! (Mormon)
You answered 15 out of 15 questions correctly
for a score of 100%.
Of course, while the observation is true, the conclusion is dubious. A native English speaker can conduct business in his native language with probably 40% of the world's population, including the vast majority for whom English is a second language. This is particularly true if he is buying, not selling.
OTOH, the native Dutch speaker's options would be severely limited.
It would be interesting if this survey included Muslims from third world countries, not just the educated elite from our country. I would bet they would rank near the bottom.