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Journal of No. 118


May 17th, 2011

NYT chart @ 02:13 pm

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Religious affiliation mapped out on graph of education/income.

ETA: some words that go with the chart, but the chart more or less says it all.
 
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From:gotham_bound
Date:May 17th, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
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...Hindus. *blink*
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:May 17th, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
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My interpretation... there aren't many in the US (the study was of USAnians), so the ones that are here (and haven't been assimilated in the Christian culture) are more likely to be recent adult transplants... well educated doctors or entrepreneur types.
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From:gotham_bound
Date:May 18th, 2011 01:02 am (UTC)
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The chart doesn't really tell that story. From looking around, anecdotes & guess work I know Hindu immigrants tend to be in the more advanced classes. The funny thing is, that's not the historical MO of most immigrant groups - usually it's the lower classes looking for the golden door.

Hence being all... hurh?

In any case, if I truly practiced my religion, if I took to the radical lengths that I admire but am scared of...well I'd be as poor as I am now, but intentionally. And without any plan or desire to increase my income or holdings. *shrug* So, destiny? Meh.
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From:ian_tiberius
Date:May 17th, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
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I'm surprised that "seculars" are so far down the educational scale. Also, it strikes me a little funny that the closest group to Muslims is...the Catholics.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:May 17th, 2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
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Seculars do better than the average, but yeah not by a whole lot. It is something of a myth that college destroys religious faith; however, I believe there is an effect that liberalizes religious faith, so the Pentecostal freshman becomes a Methodist or Presbyterian senior. Or even shudder a Unitarian.

Journal of No. 118