Pew religion survey: I got 14 of 15 (93%)

The folks at the Pew endowment or research center came up with a poll to show how dopey people in America were about religious facts and figures.

Guess what? I only missed one. That’s better than the Jews, the athiests, the Mormons (sorry, Interac), and a whole slew of various Protestant denominations, as well as the Roman Catholics. The only one I missed was whether nirvana was a concept from Hinduism or Buddhism. Now I know.

For a guy for whom one claim to fame is trying to hold an Episcopalian parish to its rules via the Pennsylvania court system, I think getting more right than 97% of America is pretty damn good. Try it yourself.

[Update: the quiz via the Christian Science Monitor. The original is 32 questions, but I don’t have time for it.]

6 thoughts on “Pew religion survey: I got 14 of 15 (93%)

  1. Same score as me! Which one did you miss? I got the very last question wrong!! I totally forgot John Edwards wasn’t just the name of a guy who got the most expensive haircut in history. hahahaha 🙂

  2. 14 of 15 for me as well. Missed the same one as Kei (nearly missed the one about Joseph Smith as well because I had NO idea who they were talking about.)

    Oh, and I think your link has an extraneous “q=16” on it which causes it to lead to a weird results page.

  3. Yeah I suppose I should admit I only knew Joseph Smith because one time I let two Mormon missionaries evangelize to me in my home for 3 hours after losing a bet. Just kidding, I majored in Theology.

  4. Same score, and I missed the same one as Hoofin’.

    I’d like to see how I’d do on the actual telephone quiz they gave: the 15 some odd questions on the web were only a subset of the questionnaire they did on the phone, apparently.

    Who knows if those were the easiest or hardest questions

    1. I think the Christian Science Monitor link has the actual 32 questions, no? Honestly, I was interested enough to take the short version, but just don’t want to invest the time in the full test. I figure if I was given 15 easy ones and got 14, I might still get 9 of the other 17, for a total of 23 of 32. That’s still 71% and leading the pack.

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