A survey by Pew Research of more than 3400 Americans shows that atheists know more about religion than believers. They scored better in questions on world religions like Buddhism and Islam. High numbers of believers were unable to answer correctly questions on their own religions. The New Statesman reports David Silverman, president of American Atheists as arguing that atheism is often a product of education. Presumably he’s not falling into the logical error of thinking that because there are more atheists among the higher educated then the more educated you are the less likely you are to be a believer? After all it might also be accurately claimed, in Western Europe at least, that religious belief too is often a product of education.