December 13, 2016

Three faith groups have seen reversal of the gender gap in higher education


Three faith groups have seen reversals of the gender gap in higher education

% of men and women with higher education by religious group, across three generations

Jews

Christians

Unaffiliated

75

Men

69

66

12% PT.

59

57

Women

50

25

25

25

21

20

22

13

17

10

0

Oldest,

ages

55-74

Middle,

ages

35-54

Oldest,

ages

55-74

Middle,

ages

35-54

Oldest,

ages

55-74

Middle,

ages

35-54

Youngest,

ages

25-34

Youngest,

ages

25-34

Youngest,

ages

25-34

Note: The oldest, middle, and youngest cohorts were born 1936-1955, 1956-1975, and 1976-1985, respectively, and were ages 55-74, 35-54, and 25-34 as of 2010.
Source: Pew Research Center analysis. See Methodology for more details.
“Religion and Education Around the World”

PEW RESEARCH CENTER

Three faith groups have seen reversals of the gender gap in higher education

% of men and women with higher education by religious group, across three generations

Jews

75%

Men

69

66

12% PT.

59

57

Women

50

25

0

Oldest,

ages

55-74

Middle,

ages

35-54

Youngest,

ages

25-34

Christians

75%

50

25

25

21

20

17

0

Oldest,

ages

55-74

Middle,

ages

35-54

Youngest,

ages

25-34

Unaffiliated

75%

50

25

25

22

13

10

0

Oldest,

ages

55-74

Middle,

ages

35-54

Youngest,

ages

25-34

Note: The oldest, middle, and youngest cohorts were born 1936-1955, 1956-1975, and 1976-1985, respectively, and were ages 55-74, 35-54, and 25-34 as of 2010.
Source: Pew Research Center analysis. See Methodology for more details.
“Religion and Education Around the World”

PEW RESEARCH CENTER