Interesting article in the New York Times looking at the economic differences among the United States’s various religions. Jehovah's Witnesses get a mention in the article as one of the lowest income earners.
"The most affluent of the major religions — including secularism — is Reform Judaism. Sixty-seven percent of Reform Jewish households made more than $75,000 a year at the time the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life collected the data, compared with only 31 percent of the population as a whole. Hindus were second, at 65 percent, and Conservative Jews were third, at 57 percent.
On the other end are Pentecostals, Jehovah’s Witnesses and Baptists. In each case, 20 percent or fewer of followers made at least $75,000.
Many factors are behind the discrepancies among religions, but one stands out. The relationship between education and income is so strong that you can almost draw a line through the points on this graph. Social science rarely produces results this clean."
I wonder if this will make it's way into a Watchtower 6 months from now as a badge of honor that JW's are more pious because they shun education and money in service to the Watchtower (Jehovah).
The whole article can be found at: