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Atheists Most Knowledgeable About Religion September 28, 2010

Posted by tkcollier in Lifestyle, Religion.
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Americans are by all measures a deeply religious people, but they are also deeply ignorant about religion.

On average, people who took the survey answered half the questions incorrectly, and many flubbed even questions about their own faith.

Those who scored the highest were atheists and agnostics, as well as two religious minorities: Jews and Mormons. The results were the same even after the researchers controlled for factors like age and racial differences.

But what really dropped my jaw with surprise were the two lowest-performing groups: Black Protestants (13.4 percent) and Hispanic Catholic (11.6 percent).

via Atheists Outdo Some Believers in Survey on Religion – NYTimes.com.


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