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Study: Presbyterians and Episcopalians Richest Christians in U.S.

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2016 Oct 12
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A new study has revealed that Presbyterians (USA) and Episcopalians are among the wealthiest groups of people in the U.S. reports that a Pew Research Center study into household incomes based on religious affiliation found that, within Christianity, Presbyterians and Episcopalians top the list.

Over a third of Episcopalians and Presbyterians have household incomes of more than $100,000.

Lutherans, Methodists, and Presbyterians of PCA affiliation also tended to have large household incomes.

Among non-Christians, Jews, Hindus, and atheists filled the top three spots on the income chart. Jews topped the entire chart, with 44 percent having a household income greater than $100,000.

Those at the bottom of the chart included those part of the National Baptist Convention and the Church of God in Christ. Jehovah’s Witnesses ranked lowest on the chart, with only four percent having a household income of more than $100,000.

Ultimately, the study showed that having a religious affiliation does not necessarily correlate to being wealthy or poor since atheists, agnostics, Jews, and various Christian denominations all ranked high on the chart.


Publication date: October 12, 2016