A very interesting (and somewhat difficult to read) graphic from GOOD has broken down the wealth distributions of U.S. citizens by their religion.
A few points of note:
- The Jews and Hindus are easily the wealthiest, with households making over $100k at 46% and 43%, respectively. It’s quite impressive how far ahead of everyone the Hindus seem to be, with only 9% of the population earning less than $30k per year.
- Mormons were in line with most of the religions with 16% of households making over $100k. This is a surprisingly low figure as I had assumed the Mormons would be just as wealthy as the Jews.
- Jehova’s Witnesses and Black Christian churches were the poorest. 73% of Black Christians bring in less than $50k a year, and 47% make less than $30k.