15 May '11, 1am

Does Your Religion Influence Your Income Level?

Does Your Religion Influence Your Income Level?

Religious affiliation and economic standing are intertwined, according to data compiled the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life . Indeed, the economic disparities among those of different religions are significantly larger than the differences among states and even larger than those among different racial groups. As a New York Times Magazine review of the data reveals, 67 percent of Reform Jewish households made more than $75,000, at the time the data was collected; by way of comparison, 31 percent of the population as a whole made as much. Next were Hindus, at 65 percent, and third Conservative Jews, at 57 percent. In contrast, 20 percent or fewer of those who were Pentecostals, Jehovah’s Witnesses and Baptists made more than $75,000. A color-coded graphic in the New York Times Magazine further illustrates the differences. The data also reveal, and do not reveal, a corr...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/politics/blog/does-your-relig...

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