If you identify yourself as religious and your answer to the above question is "yes" you might want to rethink your answer. According to a recent Pew Research survey, atheists and agnostics know more about the Bible and religion than the people who are believers.
According to articles in the New York Times and CNN, the Pew foundation called 3,400 Americans who were asked to answer 32 questions about the Bible, Christianity and other religions. Less than half answered the questions correctly. Also curious is that self-proclaimed Evangelicals scored lower than Jews and Mormons. This is interesting because many Evangelicals claim to read the Bible and are sometimes portrayed as "Bible thumpers" by the media. Apparently they should spend more time reading the Bible rather than thumping it.
What makes the survey results interesting is that the United States is one of the most religiously minded countries in the world with regular church attendance hovering somewhere around 40% of the population. What exactly "regular church attendance" means though, I am unsure.
This article caught my attention because of a previous post I wrote on "does anyone read the Bible anymore"? I lamented the fact that so many claim to know what is in the Bible, when in fact they are functionally illiterate as to the content and claims of the Bible. I have always been uncomfortable with the notion of America as a "Christian Nation". If this poll is correct, than it makes me wonder what kind of Christianity it is that we claim to have in this country.