Post # 1
There’s this quiz circulating facebook right now that is supposed to be from the Pew Forum and alleges that “On average, Americans got 16 of the 32 questions correct. Atheists and agnostics got an average of 20.9 correct answers. Jews (20.5) and Mormons (20.3). Protestants got 16 correct answers on average, while Catholics got 14.7 questions right.” I’m curious to see how the mixed backgrounds of the bees do on it.
I’m American, raised Protestant, got a 28.
Post # 3
I’m american, raised Catholic and I got a 26.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Ha! I put their average atheist / agnostic to shame! I got 31 or 97%. Kind of surprising since I grew up without much religion – was semi-forced to go to a Methodist church from ages ~12-16 but never read the Bible or was a believer.
But I do read a lot and had a couple religion classes in college, so I guess I’ve picked up a lot about religion here and there.
Post # 5
I got 25.
Interestingly enough, I missed more of the questions about Catholocism (I’m Protestant) than about entirely different religions. Most of the ones I missed, I had narrowed it down to 2 and chose incorrectly.
Post # 6
@luluvohn: I’m American, raised Catholic, but have been Protestant for most of my life. I scored a 29 or 91 percent.
Of the three questions I answered incorrectly, I talked myself out of one right answer, and I should have gotten a second one correct if I had thought about it long enough. However, there was one question that I had absolutely no knowledge of whatsoever.
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2014 - Historic cinema
I got 26 right. The ones I got wrong were to do with American schools and government as I’m from New Zealand, but studied religion at uni.
I was raised Catholic.
Post # 8
@lolot: Very impressive!!
Post # 9
I’m an AmericaN Mormon. I got 27 out of 32 but the ones I missed were ones I struggled between two answers for except for one. I’m one of the only Mormons where I live though so I could see why I scored “above average” I’m surrounded by other beliefs
Post # 10
@luluvohn: I had to guess a couple, but got all 32 🙂 I’m an Australian Protestant.
(To be more accurate there were 28 questions about religion (had to guess 1) and 4 about the USA constitution (had to guess most of them but got lucky)).
Post # 11
I am an American Protestant. I got 29 correct. The ones I missed were people, such as “who is Maimperson?”
Post # 12
29 although some of the ones I got right I wasn’t certain about. I’m Protestant.
I got one of the US ones wrong, the faith Catholics vs. Protestants (that was a whoops, I misread it, I know that for Catholics it’s not faith alone but picked both) and the first great awakening – I’ve heard of it before but don’t know much about it.
Post # 13
Atheist, and I got a 31! @lolot:, lol, go atheists. 🙂
I actually have a degree in religious studies, so I should have gotten them all right. My religions of India teacher would be ashamed!!
Post # 14
Also, seriously, there was ONE question about Islam? The world’s second-largest religion? And it was “What is the name of its holy book?” and one of the answer choices was “Islam’s Holy Book”?! SMH.
Post # 15
I got 29 correct. I left the LDS church as a teenager and would consider myself agnostic I guess. I’m surprised that the article said the average was so low. The ones I got incorrect were about specific people, Job and Maimonides. Interesting 🙂
Post # 16
@luluvohn: I got 30 out of 32 correct. I didn’t know the first question or the one about Indonesia’s major religious practices.
I was raised Protestant, turned agnostic, and now I’m somewhere in between. 🙂