Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Surprising Exactly Nobody

via nytimes.com
Atheists Outdo Some Believers in Survey on Religion - NYTimes.com:
On average, people who took the survey answered half the questions incorrectly, and many flubbed even questions about their own faith.

Those who scored the highest were atheists and agnostics, as well as two religious minorities: Jews and Mormons. The results were the same even after the researchers controlled for factors like age and racial differences.

“Even after all these other factors, including education, are taken into account, atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons still outperform all the other religious groups in our survey,” said Greg Smith, a senior researcher at Pew.

h/t Teller:

No surprise: a survey shows that atheists know more about religion than believers. http://tinyurl.com/2fpwc47Tue Sep 28 07:10:35 via web

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