Hindus in America have highest educational level and lowest divorce rate

Hindus top in education in America as compared to any other religious group, according to “U.S. Religious Landscape Survey” of American adults by the prestigious Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life posted on its website. While national total is 11%, 48% Hindus have post-graduate degrees, followed by Jews at the second place at 35%.

This Survey also points out that Hindus have second highest income levels in the country, second only to Jews. While national total is only 18%, 43% of Hindus come in $100,000+ income category as compared to 46% of Jews and 28% of Orthodox (number three in the list).

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, congratulated the Hindu community in America for continuing with the traditional values of hard work, higher morals, stress on education, sanctity of marriage, etc., amidst so many distractions.

Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, advised Hindus to focus on inner search, stay pure, explore the vast wisdom of scriptures, make spirituality more attractive to youth and children, stay away from the greed, and always keep God in your life.

The Survey further indicates that Hindus top in marriage also with 79% married, followed by Mormons at 71%, while the national total is 54%. Only 5% (lowest than any other group) Hindus are divorced or separated, followed by Mormons, Orthodox, Jews and Muslims at 9%, while the national total is 12%. Only 0% Hindus (lowest than any other group) are living with a partner, followed by Jehovah’s Witnesses at 1%, while the national total is 6%. Among the widowed also, Hindus are lowest at 2% followed by Muslims at 3%.

According to this Survey, 62% of Hindus say daily prayers, with 32% (highest percentage) living in South, followed by Northeast. Hindus form 0.4% of US adult population out of which 88% are of Asian background while 5% are White (non-Hispanic).

Headquartered in Washington DC, The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life “seeks to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs”. Luis E. Lugo is the Director. The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan “fact tank” headquartered in Washington DC with Andrew Kohut as President.

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