Income distribution according to religion

Income Distribution of U.S. Religious Traditions -PEW
%Pop.
Sample
Religious Tradition <$30K $30K-
$49.9
$50K-
$74.9
$75K-
$99.9
$100K+
100% National Total [NORM] 31% 22% 17% 13% 18%
27% Protestant Evangelical 34% 24% 18% 11% 13%
1.4 — Assemblies of God 41% 26 15 11 8
0.4 — 7th-Day Adventist 46% 26 10 7 11
7.2 — Southern Baptist 30 25 19 11 15
21 Mainline Protestant 25 21 18 15 21
1.2 — American Baptist 46% 22 16 9 8
0.4 — Anglican 17 16 12 15 39%
1.3 — Episcopal 16 19 11 18 35%
2.4 — Evangelical Lutheran 24 24 21 15 17
6.4 — United Methodist 23 21 19 16 22
5.6 Historical Black 47% 26 12 7 8
22 Catholic 31 20 16 14 19
1.7 Mormon 26 21 22 16 16
1.0 Orthodox 20 24 16 13 28
0.6 Jehovah’s Witness 42% 23 17 9 9
0.4 Other Christians 29 21 13 13 23
0.9 Jews -Reformed 11 8 14 12 55%
0.6 Jews -Conservative 12 14 17 14 43%
2.9 Muslim 35 24 15 10 16
1.2 Buddhist 25 19 17 17 22
0.7 Hindu 9 10 15 22 43%
0.8 Unitarian/Liberal 19 25 16 13 26
0.4 New Age 39% 23 17 12 9
15 Unaffiliated 29 23 16 13 19

Have a look at the income distributions of various religious adherents in the US, according to a PEW Center poll of 29,435 Americans. Large variations higher than the norm are highlighted.

5 thoughts on “Income distribution according to religion

  1. Avatartony logan

    Damned Anglicans! Damned Hindus! And the Evangelicals are poor, but at least with some of them you get a free snake to dance with on Sundays. PTL.

  2. AvatarMarie

    Religion is the opiate of the masses who are looking for something better than their crappy earthly lot. Atheists seem likely then to be either less downtrodden (more affluent) and/or more rational (or cynical) than the poor hopeful masses.

    The chart doesn’t take into account people who are wildly spiritual but who refuse to bow to man-made denominations that pervert the nature of the Divine Infinite to a mind-boggling degree. Unaffiliated doesn’t cut it. Those are usually people who are church shoppers or those trying to avoid a financial/time commitment to a particular church.

    I’m talking about people who are spiritually FREE FREE FREEEEEEEE! To BE BE BEEEEEE! Like ME ME MEEEEE! And THEE THEE THEEEEE!

    Sorry about the Marlo Thomas moment. I’m better now.

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