A quarter of respondents in our 2010 religious knowledge survey incorrectly identified Jerusalem or Nazareth, instead of Bethlehem, as the birthplace of Jesus.
Only three of 12 proposals for reducing the deficit garnered majority support in an early December survey.
About two-thirds of social networkers in 20 countries say they use the sites to share views about music and movies.
A quarter of Americans expect the economy will be worse off a year from now, the highest level since June 2011.
About four-in-ten Americans say they do not understand the consequences of going over the fiscal cliff.
About eight-in-ten Egyptians believe a fair judiciary is very important, making that one of the top priorities for the nation.