I heard this story on the radio yesterday and found it interesting:
Understanding the Gospel According to Huckabee
It was very surprising to me that so many people from the freaking Bible Belt didn't know what I thought were clearly understandable Bible allusions. Perhaps I'm just a religion snob, but I most definitely knew what every one of the Huckabee quotes was referring to right off. Practicing Christians make up 78% of our country's population and out of those, I would guess that minimum three-fourths of them would catch Bible allusions and that out of the Evangelical and Southern Baptist types it would be more than that. And for my money, the 1% of Americans that are practicing Jews should have been able to get the Old Testament ones. Apparently not.
Granted, it's not like news reporters picking random people off the street is a scientific study, but nonetheless, I didn't expect the results they got.
My question to you, dear readers, is how would you do on a Huckabese quiz? I'm thinking through those that read my blog religiously (hehe)...mostly Mormon, with a couple Lutherans, a Methodist, a Jew...and it seems most would do well (probably not the Hindu, but that's understandable), but perhaps I'm completely off on my assessment of the average American's Bible literacy.