Thursday, September 30, 2010

How Well Do You Know Religion?
Most Americans didn't do so well on this survey from the folks at the Pew Forum. Here's the results. I was 15 for 15, but got lucky. Flipped a coin for the last one. How about you?


red storm said...

I got 14 out of 15. Guessed on number 15 (got it wrong, though I did feel quite certain I could eliminate Billy Graham, I wasn't sure about the other two).

I also didn't know the answer to 9 (Joe Smith -- Mormon), but guessed correctly on that one.

Wyatt said...

Same as Don, 15/15, but totally guessing on the, "First Great Awakening question." Like red storm, I knew it wasn't Billy Graham, so it was a flip of the coin. Not bad for an atheist.

Wyatt said...

By the way, I can't find a link to the full 32 questions, but I found them in one of the comments (#112) for a post on Pharyngula. (Note: This links to an atheist website. Proceed at your own comfort level - ;-p )

I'm confident that I knew all the other questions, as well, but since it's self-administered, I can't guarantee that.

Doug said...

I'm late to the game, but 15 for 15 here, too. But you guys didn't know Jonathan Edwards? He was a big proponent of Puritanism before the American Revolution and then later famously broke with the church to record "Sunshine." That's basically what this line is all about:

"He can't even run his own life, I'll be damned if he'll run mine."