Tuesday, September 28, 2010

PEW POLL. HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT RELIGION

A Pew Poll released its recent results on a survey of how much Americans know about religion. To quote, "...atheists, agnostics, Jews and Mormons outperformed Protestants and Roman Catholics in answering questions about major religions, while many respondents could not correctly give the most basic tenets of their own faiths."

Later on in the article, it states that Mormons scored highest in knowledge about Christianity. I'm not shocked about this. What I was shocked over was that people didn't know about their own faiths. I suppose I'm a little taken back because I'm used to people who are rather well versed about who they worship and how. I must run with a spiritual crew, even if we worship at different altars.

I went to the site and took the quiz. There were some tricky questions. For instance, I did NOT know (between two names of the three listed) who was associated with "The Great Awakening". I knew it wasn't Billy Graham, but I chose incorrectly. The results page of the quiz breaks it down by religion/education/gender/overall population/worship attendance/etc. It's actually quite interesting. I suggest you go to the link below, read the article, then take the quiz. It's only 15 questions. Or you can just go directly to the quiz:

http://features.pewforum.org/quiz/us-religious-knowledge/intro.php

Either way, I'm relatively certain you'll be intrigued by what you learn. And....I'M SO PLEASED MY FAMILY WAS REPRESENTED TWICE....Jews and Mormons....I'll get to heaven if I have to die trying....wait.....

http://www.mormontimes.com/article/17435/Poll-Mormons-Jews-atheists-agnostics-know-more-about-religion?s_cid=queue_title&utm_source=queue_title

3 comments:

Gorilla Bananas said...

You're a Jewish Mormon? Now I've heard everything.

Rachel said...

Read the article, took the quiz.

I got a good chuckle when I looked at the stats and saw that 93% of Mormons got the "What religion was Joseph Smith" question right. Which is high, except that means that 7% of Mormons surveyed did not know this.

I hope you make it to Heaven. I'm planning on having you in my neighborhood.

The Katzbox said...

Hi G.B. Yeppers! I'm a Mormish...or Jewmon..something like that...maybe it's Jewmo...I think that's it.

Rachel, please lets be neighbors. zero calorie ice cream with no fat...heaven....