Atheists know more about God than Evangelical Christians Do
Laurie Goodstein in the New York Times today writes that a Pew Forum on Religious and Public life conducted a telephone poll of 3,400 Americans on the Bible, Christianity and other world religions with surprising results.
On average about half surveyed answered more questions incorrectly than correctly. Some of those questions answered incorrectly were on their own faith.
The article points out that the results of who answered correctly was a bit surprising
From the New York Times 9/28/10
I thought these results were astounding. I perceive that lack of knowledge or ignorance about religion on the part of the Christians surveyed explains in part the lack of religious tolerance preached by many who identify themselves as Evangelical Christians.
I am agnostic, though my religious heritage and identity is closely aligned with Judaism. I really stopped attending services over 40 years ago, and I neither observe the Sabbath nor the Jewish High Holy days.
Pew has a fifteen question on-line QUIZ where you can test your own religious knowledge. Much to my surprise I answered 14 of 15 questions correctly (I got a Catholic question wrong). I am the least religious person you might ever know.
There's a good chance you won't see this survey mentioned on Fox News, but, you never know.