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Religious Literacy

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In the first of three shows examining faith in the Northwest we’ll explore the idea of religious literacy. How well do you understand the world’s religions? What do you gain by studying them? What do you miss out on if you don’t? A recent Pew study discovered the following:

Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons are among the highest-scoring groups on a new survey of religious knowledge, outperforming evangelical Protestants, mainline Protestants and Catholics on questions about the core teachings, history and leading figures of major world religions.

What do you think of these findings? How well do you think you understand your religion or others? Take the quiz and let us know how you did! Were you surprised by the results?

Editor’s Note: Tune in tomorrow as we continue with a discussion about religion and politics. On Friday we’ll move on to how people of faith keep true to their beliefs when they face doubt.


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