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The Almighty Dollar: Income By Religious Belief

By | source:Here Jul 22nd, 2017

There are countless things that contribute to your income––your upbringing, where you live, your gender, your race. Even your hair color can have an impact.

Did you know that religious groups also see disparity in wealth? It’s hard to say what exactly causes this wealth gap, but it’s fascinating to see it mapped.

Members of the Hindu and Jewish faith are nearly three times more likely to make over $100,000 when compared to the national average. Those who consider themselves Buddhist and Orthodox Christian are also more likely to make six figures.

In comparison, evangelical Christians and Catholics both see a large number of their adherents making less than $30,000 a year. That percentage is even higher when looking at historically black Christian churches.

Those unaffiliated with any religious group are almost evenly divided along income lines, while Mormons and Muslims are both likely to make between $30,000 and $74,999.

While there are fascinating wealth trends in faith groups, your career also plays a huge role in how much you’ll make (surprise, surprise). How do you choose the right job?