El Estoque

Religion and tradition: Religion quiz bowl

Devika Watave

Co-written by Anjana Melvin. Additional reporting by Priya Reddy.

The practice of religion is said to have been declining in recent decades. According to a study by Pew Research Center, the number of adults in the United States who do not identify with any organized religion has increased from 16.1 to 22.8 percent between 2007 and 2014. Is our ideology changing because religion is taking up less and less space in our lives? Do we no longer have the time to profess our faith at church, a synagogue, a mosque, a temple or any other place of worship? How many students actually take the time to learn what religion is, and what role it plays in their lives?

We asked two pairs of students of different faiths a few simple questions about their religion. Watch the video to see how they did.