Most Americans Can Define Atheists, Easter; Don’t Know US Share of Muslims, Jews

Religion News Service’s Adelle M. Banks reports on the results of a recent Pew Research Center survey of American religious literacy. Banks writes, “Less than 1% of respondents got a perfect score on the 32 survey questions centered on the Bible; elements of Christianity, Judaism and other world religions; atheism and agnosticism; and religion and public life.” Drawing on the expertise of Boston University scholar Stephen Prothero, author of the book “Religious Literacy,” the survey found the average respondent answered 14.2 of the 32 questions correctly. 

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