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Pew Forum Religious Knowledge

Media Images Of Religious Americans: Elitist, Condescending And Wrong

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Americans believe in God, send their children to Sunday school, and seek out the holy far more than others in the developed world. More Americans will attend a house of worship this week than will attend football games this season.

What Americans Really Need To Know About Religion

Diane Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Diane Winston

How important is it to know that Jonathan Edwards was an 18th-century revivalist? The survey's focus on factoids obscures a central challenge of the 21st century: negotiating the absolute conflict of multiple religious absolutes.

God In The U.S.A.: Americans Know More About Religion Than Most Other Subjects

Bruce Feiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bruce Feiler

The real headline coming out of this week's survey on God in America should be that our knowledge of religion is not as bad as other subjects, and is arguably stronger.

How Much Do YOU Know About Religion? Take The Quiz

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

And how do you compare with the average American? Here's your chance to find out. Take this short, 15-question quiz, and see how you do in comparison...

Americans Don't Know Much Abut The Bible -- Still!

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kenneth C. Davis

For all of the talk of America being a "Christian Nation" and being founded on "religious principles," many Americans are as misinformed about religion as they are about history, basic science and geography.

Atheists, Agnostics Most Knowledgeable About Religion Than Believers, Survey Finds

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Washington, D.C. -- Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons are among the highest-scoring groups on a new survey of religious knowledge. They outperf...