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Saturday, August 20, 2011

A Religious Test

This post discusses the startling results from a poll/quiz previously posted on this blog regarding the US Constitution.  Surprisingly, only a minority of respondents can correctly identify which statement about God and religion is actually in the Constitution.

Now, of course this poll is not a scientific one, and one should use caution in interpreting the results of  such a poll, but nevertheless I suspect it is indicative of profound ignorance of the US Constitution.

Before I reveal the results, let me state the poll one more time to give the reader an opportunity to see which answer he or she would have marked as correct.

The poll asks the reader to finish the statement, "the Constitution states:"

The following options were given as choices:
  • Men are "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights"
  • In God We Trust
  • There shall be "separation between Church and State"
  • "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States"
  • One Nation Under God