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Blacks and Hispanic Flunk U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey

In Uncategorized on September 29, 2010 at 2:25 am

Big Kudos Friendly Atheist for keeping me informed.

This comes as no surprise that the most religious group in America, the Negro, received a grade of “F” on religious knowledge.  This speaks volumes of our ability to become blindly proselytized without true understanding of that which we totally commit our life and submit our earning.  However, I was ecstatic to know that we non theist/questioning received the highest score: A+

“This may seem paradoxical, since atheists and agnostics have very low levels of religious commitment and yet score very well on the survey questions. However, atheists and agnostics account for a relatively small share of the total number of people with low levels of religious commitment; 4% of Americans describe themselves as atheists or agnostics, while fully 35% have low religious commitment. Atheists and agnostics answer an average of 20.9 questions correctly, compared with an average of 15.4 correct answers among people with low religious commitment who do not describe themselves as atheists or agnostics.”

These are among the key findings of the U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey, a nationwide poll conducted from May 19 through June 6, 2010, among 3,412 Americans age 18 and older, on landlines and cell phones, in English and Spanish. Jews, Mormons and atheists/agnostics were oversampled to allow analysis of these relatively small groups.


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