What Do You Know About World Religions?


In a multicultural society, your coworkers are drawn from various religious faiths. In this time of increased polarization, understanding can only be achieved through knowledge about those who are different from us. How much do you know about Christianity, Islam, Judaism and other world religions? 

The Pew Research Center recently conducted a survey on world religions and found that U.S. adults generally can answer basic questions about the Bible and Christianity, but are less familiar with other world religions. Here is a chance for you to take that same survey – it is short and has 15 questions – then, you can compare how your answers fit in with the roughly 11,000 adults who answered the questions. 

Most Americans are familiar with some of the basics of Christianity and the Bible, and even a few facts about Islam. But far fewer U.S. adults are able to correctly answer factual questions about Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism, and most do not know what the U.S. Constitution says about religion as it relates to elected officials. 

In addition, large majorities of Americans are unsure (or incorrect) about the share of the U.S. public that is Muslim or Jewish, according to a new Pew Research Center survey that quizzed nearly 11,000 U.S. adults on a variety of religious topics.

Take the survey to find out what you really know.

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