Apparently, religious people don’t know that much about religion:
In fact, although the United States is one of the most religious developed countries in the world, most Americans scored 50 percent or less on a quiz measuring knowledge of the Bible, world religions and what the Constitution says about religion in public life.
Atheists do a little bit better, in large part (I assume) because a lot of the questions are things you’d know from reading Your Religion Is False. And, in fairness to the religious folks, a lot of the things on the test are sort of obscure, like Maimonides and Indonesia and the Ten Commandments.
I’m most perplexed* by the following result:
Barely half of all Catholics know that when they take communion, the bread and wine literally become the body and blood of Christ, according to Catholic doctrine.
You’d think they’d figure that one out just from the taste and texture.
* That’s a Maimonides joke. Har har.