Atheists fare best in religious knowledge survey

A Pew study indicates that atheists answered more questions correctly on a religious survey than any group of believers. Their strength lay primarily in their knowledge of multiple world religions, although they scored highly in their knowledge of Christianity too (higher than mainline Christians, but not quite as high as evangelicals, who are known for having their noses constantly in the Bible).

It’s surprising how many people were ignorant of pretty basic facts, like Joseph Smith being the founder of the Mormon religion, and Indonesia being mostly Muslim. I guess people feel safe in their own religious tradition and don’t ever bother peeking over the wall.

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