May 21, 2008

Highly Educated Hindus

48%

Nearly half (48%) of Americans of the Hindu faith have a post-graduate education.

Among Americans of different faiths, Hindus, Jews and Buddhists tend to have higher levels of education than members of other religious traditions, and they are also the most likely to have a post-graduate degree; nearly half (48%) of Hindus, more than one-third (35%) of Jews and a quarter (26%) of Buddhists have a post-graduate education. Among American Protestants, members of evangelical and historically black churches tend to have lower levels of education compared with those belonging to mainline churches. For instance, nearly six-in-ten members of evangelical (56%) and historically black (59%) churches have a high school education or less, compared with 42% among members of mainline churches. Catholics and the unaffiliated closely resemble the general population in terms of education. Read More