Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Study ranks incomes of religious groups

From Baptist News-

Compared to Episcopalians and Presbyterians, Baptists store more of their treasure in heaven than on earth, according to a new comparison of household incomes of U.S. religious groups by the Pew Research Center.

The analysis of Pew’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study found highest incomes among Jewish and Hindu religions and the lowest for Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Historically black denominations such as the National Baptist Convention and the Church of God in Christ rank near the bottom of the list with 9 percent of members earning $100,000 or more and nearly half less than $30,000.

More than half (53 percent) in American Baptist Churches USA, one of the most ethnically diverse religious bodies, have annual incomes below $30,000 while fewer than one in 10 (9 percent) pull down more than $100,000 a year.

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