The economic differences among the country’s various religions are
strikingly large, much larger than the differences among states and even
larger than those among racial groups.
The most affluent of the major religions — including secularism — is
Reform Judaism. Sixty-seven percent of Reform Jewish households made
more than $75,000 a year at the time the Pew Forum on Religion and
Public Life collected the data, compared with only 31 percent of the
population as a whole. Hindus were second, at 65 percent, and
Conservative Jews were third, at 57 percent.
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