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Washington/Toronto Jan 10 (Canadian-Media): Hindus are the most educated religious community based on their college degrees in the US (United States) recent study, which was done by Pew Research Center reported, media reports said.
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google in USA, a Hindu Indian. Image credit: Wikipedia
The four-year college degree was used as a criteria used by the study of Pew stating that 77 percent of Hindus are having college degrees
Hindus are also stated to be ahead also of atheists and agnostics.
Other religions like Unitarians Universalists, Jews, Anglicans and congregants of the Episcopal Church follow Hindus in their education degrees, Hindustan Times, a newspaper published in India reported.
67 percent of Unitarians, with their belief that God is one person in Christianity, are second in following Hindus, with Jews and Anglican Church jointly with 59 percent hold third position.
Episcopal church clinched the last position of the top five with 56 per cent (approx.).
Forty-three percent and 42 per cent of Atheists and Agnostics are educated, the survey said.
Thirty-nine per cent of Muslims and 26 per cent of Catholics have college degrees.
The study also reported that there is a correlation between education and economic success with four-in-ten Jews and a third of Hindus belong to households with annual incomes of at least $1,00,000.
In its study in 2014 Pew stated that there was no record in US of its population on the basis of religion, but stated that according to estimates 0.7 percent of Americans could be Hindus with majority of them coming from India.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)