I took the Belief-o-matic quiz today on beliefnet.com. The quiz proposes that "even if YOU don't know what faith you are, Belief-O-Matic™ knows. Answer 20 questions about your concept of God, the afterlife, human nature, and more, and Belief-O-Matic™ will tell you what religion (if any) you practice...or ought to consider practicing."
I have taken the quiz twice, once a year ago and once today. The results were the same each time. Here are the top 5 and the bottom 5.
1. Theravada Buddhism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (97%)
3. Liberal Quakers (92%)
4. Secular Humanism (89%)
5. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (83%)
23. Jehovah's Witness (30%)
24. Islam (29%)
25. Orthodox Judaism (29%)
26. Eastern Orthodox (14%)
27. Roman Catholic (14%)
Obviously, it is very difficult to say how accurate a quiz like this could be, especially when secular humanism and Christian protestantism are listed next to each other. However, I find the #1 selection to be pretty accurate, considering my interest in Buddhism. I would like to know how accurate you think this quiz is for you? For instance, though I am interested in Buddhism, I do not believe in reincarnation/rebirth. Therefore, it seems inaccurate that I could agree "100%" with Theraveda Buddhism. Take the quiz and let me know if the quiz accurately "labelled" your religous beliefs. You could post a result, or just a summary comment as to the precision of the results.