Pew Research Center – 2020-03-17 – Who comes to mind for each religion?

[Chart showing the percentage of US adults who say that someone is the first person who comes to mind when you think of a religion, based on a Pew Research Center survey. For Buddhism: Buddha (55%), Dalai Lama (7%), Mahatma Ghandi (3%), family/friends/acquaintance (2%), net “other” (6%), net no-one/don’t know/refused (28%). For Catholicism: Pope (47%), Jesus (12%), family/friends/acquaintances/self (6%), Virgin Mary (5%), net “other” (16%), net no-one/don’t know/refused (13%). For Islam: Muhammad (26%), God/gods (8%), Osama bin Laden (5%), Muhammad Ali (4%), net “other” (20%), net no-one/don’t know/refused (37%). For Judaism: Jesus (21%), Moses (13%), Abraham (8%), family/friends/acquaintances/self (5%), net “other” (25%), net no-one/don’t know/refused (28%). For Evangelical Protestantism: Billy Graham (21%), Martin Luther (5%), Jesus (5%), family/friends/acquaintances (2%), net “other” (21%), net no-one/don’t know/refused (46%). For atheism: family/friends/acquaintances/self (10%), Satan (6%), Richard Dawkins (4%), Madalyn Murray O’Hair (4%), net “other” (26%), net no-one/don’t know/ refused (51%).]

Other names that came up for atheism include Barack Obama (?) and… Jesus. 🤷🏼

Source: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/03/17/when-americans-think-about-a-specific-religion-here-are-some-of-the-first-people-who-come-to-mind/

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