January 30, 2009

Income Distribution Within U.S. Religious Groups

In his Jan. 20 inaugural address, President Barack Obama said, “The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our gross domestic product, but on the reach of our prosperity.” Surveys conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life find that income varies greatly within and across American religious groups.

For more on income and religion, see the full report (PDF) of the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey.

Income by religious tradition
*Data on Muslims: Muslim Americans: Middle Class and Mostly Mainstream
All other data: The U.S. Religious Landscape Survey
Note: Numbers may not sum to 100 due to rounding