Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has conducted an extensive survey Based on interviews with more than 35,000 Americans age 18 and older, the survey details the religious affiliation of the American public.
The result of survey is very interesting:
- 48% of Surveyed Hindus were Post Graduate or above. Jews were distant Second with 35%
- 43% of Hindus are in Highest Income Group($100,000 Plus) second only to Jews who are at 46%
- It shows 44 percent of Americans have switched religious affiliations (If shifts among Protestant denominations are included)
- The Roman Catholic Church “has experienced the greatest net losses as a result of affiliation changes”
- Sixteen per cent of American adults say they are not part of any organised faith, which makes the unaffiliated the country’s fourth-largest “religious group”.
- Evangelical Protestant Churches form the biggest Group with 26.3%. Followed by Catholic who form 23.9% of Population. While Hindus form approx. 0.4% of Population
Income Distribution of Various religions: 43% of Hindus are in Highest Income Group($100,000 Plus) second only to Jews who are at 46%
Education Distribution of Various religions: 48% of Surveyed Hindus were Post Graduate or above. Jews were distant Second with 35%
Spread of Evangelical Protestant Churches: Evangelical Protestants who are more conservative in their approach are more concentrated in East Coast of United States
Spread of Catholic Churches: Catholic are more concentrated in West Coast & Central Region of United States