According to a chart published by a research centre, Hindus are the most highly educated religious group in the USA. The infographic by Pew Research Center was based on a survey of 35,000 people in the year 2014. The chart shows that 77 percent of Hindus in America have a college degree, compared to an average of 27 percent of US adults who complete their education. The report says, “Attainment of a four-year college degree in the United States, often regarded as a key asset for economic success, varies by race and gender. But the share of people completing a college education also differs by religion, with members of some faith groups much more educated, on average, than others.”
Meanwhile, at 67 percent, in second place were Unitarian Universalists. Jews came third with 59 percent. With similar shares in both the Anglican church (59%) and the Episcopal Church (56%), they came in next. There is a general relation considered between educational attainment and economic success and it is not surprising that Hindus were most likely to have a postgraduate degree with a 48 percent chance. Compared to that Jews have 31 percent and 11 percent of unaffiliated groups and only 9 percent of Christians.
When it comes to income, American Hindus fared well as expected. Almost 43 percent Hindus in the US earn $100,000 or more. Only 16 percent of Christians of all denominations cross the mark. When it comes to unaffiliated groups, the report says, “About four-in-ten atheists (43%) and agnostics (42%) have earned college degrees, as have nearly a quarter (24%) of those who say their religion is nothing in particular.”