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U.S. religious knowledge survey

The United States is often characterized as among the most religious, and religiously diverse, nations in the world. Yet the depth of Americans’ understanding of both the content of religion and its dynamics with government and society has not been broadly assessed.

In September 2010, the Pew Research Center published the “U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey,” taken by more than 3,400 people. The 32-question survey examined knowledge on religious history, teachings of major religions, religious leaders, Scriptures, global religions and the role of religion in American public life.

The survey’s major findings include:

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By September 28, 2010

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