Educational attainment of U.S. religious groups in 2017, by faith tradition

Educational attainment of religious groups in the United States in 2017, by faith tradition

Educational attainment of U.S. religious groups in 2017, by faith tradition This statistic shows the educational attainment of religious groups in the United States as of January 2017, by faith tradition. In 2017, about 38 percent of Hindu believers in the United States had a post-graduate degree.
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Educational attainment of religious groups in the United States in 2017, by faith tradition

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High school grad or lessSome collegeCollege degreePost-grad
Unitarian/Universalist16%20%22%43%
Hindu 19%11%31%38%
Jewish 22%18%27%34%
Orthodox Chrisitan 28%20%25%26%
Mormon 34%33%19%13%
Buddhist 37%26%18%19%
White Catholic 37%24%22%17%
White mainline Protestant 38%25%19%17%
Unaffiliated 44%25%17%14%
Muslim 44%22%17%16%
White evangelical Protestant 48%27%15%10%
Black Protestant 52%26%12%10%
Hispanic Protestant 65%20%10%4%
Jehovah’s Witness 68%23%6%3%
Hispanic Catholic 70%16%8%4%
High school grad or lessSome collegeCollege degreePost-grad
Unitarian/Universalist16%20%22%43%
Hindu 19%11%31%38%
Jewish 22%18%27%34%
Orthodox Chrisitan 28%20%25%26%
Mormon 34%33%19%13%
Buddhist 37%26%18%19%
White Catholic 37%24%22%17%
White mainline Protestant 38%25%19%17%
Unaffiliated 44%25%17%14%
Muslim 44%22%17%16%
White evangelical Protestant 48%27%15%10%
Black Protestant 52%26%12%10%
Hispanic Protestant 65%20%10%4%
Jehovah’s Witness 68%23%6%3%
Hispanic Catholic 70%16%8%4%
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This statistic shows the educational attainment of religious groups in the United States as of January 2017, by faith tradition. In 2017, about 38 percent of Hindu believers in the United States had a post-graduate degree.
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Release date
September 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
January 6, 2016 to January 10, 2017
Number of respondents
101,214 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
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