December 13, 2016

Share of Muslims in Gulf states receiving higher education has grown across generations, but differs by gender


Share of Muslim women in
Gulf states receiving higher education has grown across generations, differs by gender

% with higher education, by gender

Kuwait

Bahrain

Qatar

51%

Qatar

Saudi

Arabia

36

Kuwait

35

Saudi Arabia

34

Qatar

MEN

Saudi Arabia

28

Qatar

27

Kuwait

Kuwait

24

Bahrain

18

WOMEN

Saudi Arabia

16

Qatar

13%

Bahrain

11

Bahrain

9

Kuwait

9

Bahrain

5

Saudi Arabia

3

Oldest

generation

Youngest

generation

Oldest

generation

Youngest

generation

Note: The oldest and youngest cohorts were born 1936-1955, and 1976-1985, respectively, and were ages 55-74 and 25-34 as of 2010. Data for Muslims in these four countries reflect only educational attainment for citizens. See Methodology for more details.
Source: Pew Research Center analysis.
“Religion and Education Around the World”

PEW RESEARCH CENTER

Share of Muslim women in Gulf states receiving higher education has grown across generations, differs by gender

% with higher education, by gender

MEN

34%

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

28

Qatar

27

Kuwait

Kuwait

24

Saudi Arabia

16

Bahrain

11

Bahrain

9

Oldest

generation

Youngest

generation

Qatar

WOMEN

51%

36

Kuwait

35

Saudi Arabia

Bahrain

18

Qatar

13

Kuwait

9

Bahrain

5

Saudi Arabia

3

Oldest

generation

Youngest

generation

Note: The oldest and youngest cohorts were born 1936-1955, and 1976-1985, respectively, and were ages 55-74 and 25-34 as of 2010. Data for Muslims in these four countries reflect only educational attainment for citizens. See Methodology for more details.
Source: Pew Research Center analysis.
“Religion and Education Around the World”

PEW RESEARCH CENTER