‘Knowledge of religion shallow, commitment deep’ in U.S.

The National Post had an interesting article last Saturday called ‘Knowledge of religion shallow, commitment deep’ in U.S. I guess it isn’t too surprising that in today’s world people are less-focused on organized religion, but still trying to be “committed”. However, I still found some of his findings surprising:

  • Only half of American adults can identify one of the four Gospels
  • Most cannot name the first book of the Bible
  • Only one-third know that Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount
  • A significant number believe Sodom and Gomorrah were husband and wife

Those are some pretty basic stories/facts/events that I would have expected people to know just because of pop culture references.

Published by Graham

Former YM President, EQ President, Bishop, and Stake Institute Teacher. Now back to being the YM President. Happily married to Lisa, with 3 beautiful children.

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