U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey

During the past week the news media mentioned The Pew Forum’s U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey. This morning the full Survey is available in PDF here.

The warning of the prophet Hosea seems appropriate.

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. (Hosea 4:6 ESV)

2 responses to “U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey

  1. Thanks for the comment. I thought much as you express. I think perhaps the Barna Group (http://www.barna.org/) has a survey like you mentioned. But there is a charge to get the info.

  2. It is sad that people would miss the questions about the Bible, especially given that they were very basic. But this survey is not really about the Bible or Christianity; it’s about religion as the world sees it. Why is it a problem, religiously speaking, for people not to know that Pakistan is Muslim, or the “top god” in the Greek pantheon was Zeus? I’d like to see a similar study just asking Bible-based questions (not about things like transubstantiation either). Interesting, btw, to see that far more people say religion is important in their lives than ever care to darken the threshold of a church service.

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