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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Jews highest education and income in USA
The Pew Research Center on Tuesday released its annual report on religion in the United States which showed that Hindus and Jews were the most highly-educated people in the country, as well as those with the highest incomes on average.
According to the 2014 US Religious Landscape Study, 59 percent of Jews in the US said they were college graduates, while 77% of Hindus also said they were holders of academic degrees. This contrasted with Americans adults as a whole, of whom 27% said they are college graduates.
The study also revealed that both Jews and Hindus in the US had the highest average household incomes. Of those surveyed, 36% of Hindus and 44% of Jews said their family's annual income was above $100,000. For the public as a whole, 19% were able to say the same.
As far as size, the study showed that the Jewish population in the US increased from 1.7% of the population in 2007 to 1.9% in 2014. However, a percentage of change was not reported, since it was small enough to fall within the margin of error. Overall, non-Christian worshippers in the US increased 1.2%, going from 4.7% to 5.9% of the population in the span of seven years.