Survey shows gaps in religious literacy

WASHINGTON — Catholics know about as much as Americans in general about religion, getting right only half of the 32 questions in a survey for the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. In the U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey released Sept. 28 at a Washington symposium on religious literacy, Pew found that those most likely to answer the most questions correctly were atheists and agnostics. Panelists suggested that might be the result of the analytical process and study that many go through before deciding to become atheist or agnostic.

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