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Basic Religion Test Stumps Americans

Americans are by all measures a deeply religious people, but they are also deeply ignorant about religion. Researchers from the independent Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life phoned more than 3,400 Americans and asked them 32 questions about the Bible, Christianity and other world religions, famous religious figures and the constitutional principles governing religion in public life. On average, people who took the survey answered half the questions incorrectly, and many flubbed even questions about their own faith/Laurie Goodstein, New York Times. More here.

DFO: Joan Harman challenged me on this one. She scored 12 of 15. I scored 14 of 15. I can't believe the one I missed. Test your knowledge of basic religious questions here.

Question: How did you score?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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