An interesting chart from the folks at Pew research And an interesting and very short article from Scientific American on the danger of misleading poling. It is Noteworthy that the evangelicals scored better than mainline, and the Mormons did better yet. And if you assume, as I do, that some of those questions might have been included just to make sure these two groups got them wrong, then their numbers might have jumped off the chart for the rest of the test. And while Hispanic catholic might have the bottom of the chart, that might not be an artifact of religion, but an artifact of immigrants historically suffer, lack of higher education. Notice Black protestant has the same issue, education for blacks in this country is an embarrassment, with the lousy schools they are stuck with. And buried in the back of the Pew report is the reality that if you match education attainment with the answers, the religious difference in knowledge shrinks dramatically. Also not included in the numbers are Buddhist and Shinto. Both religions emphasizing education, as does Judaism. If they had included that, it might have been even more interesting. So, the poll had two groups of atheist, separated I don't know how. And the large, more accurate sample of that group was the worst scoring among the white population. Anyway,numbers don't lie. People often do.