(American) Atheists/Agnostics Most Knowledgeable About Religious Trivia?

An American nationwide poll of 3,412 Americans, asking people of various faiths (and un-faiths) questions about world religions (about core teachings, history, and leading figures), has revealed that Atheists/Agnostics are among the most knowledgeable, with Jews and Mormons coming in at 2nd and 3rd, respectively. The study was conducted by the Pew Research Center (wiki article).

The factor that contributed the highest to someone scoring high on the survey is educational training (college and university).

Another thing they looked at was, controlling for everything else, the more literal you take the bible, the less you know. I really like that one.

You can take a sample quiz, of about 15 questions, here. The actual survey had 32 questions.

I scored 13/15 questions right, YAY!

Leave a comment with your score 😉


About dontdontoperate

28 year old originally from Barrie, Ontario, Canada. H.B.Sc. from UofT with a major in chemistry and a double minor in philosophy and math. M.Sc. from UofT in physiology and neuroscience. Finished my Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at McMaster in the fall of 2013.
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