US Hindus have highest education, lowest divorce rate

Hindus living in the United States have the highest educational qualification and the lowest divorce rate, according to a recent survey.

While national average is 11 percent, almost half of all Hindus (48 percent) in America have post-graduate degrees, followed by Jews at the second place at 35 percent, according to the US Religious Landscape Survey of American adults by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet young dancers at a Diwali lamp lighting in Mumbai

Hindus account for less than one percent of the US population, and nearly eight in ten Hindus are born overseas.

The survey also found that Hindus have second highest income levels in the country, second only to Jews. While only 18 percent Americans earn more than $100,000, as many as 43 percent of Hindus come in the high income categry as compared to 46 percent of Jews and 28 percent of Orthodox.

When it comes to relationships, Hindus again top the list, as a group that’s most likely to be married, and least likely to be divorced.

Three in four Hindus (79 percent) are married, while the national average is 54 percent. Only 5 percent Hindus are divorced or separated – lowest rate in the US., while the national average is 12 percent.

Among the widowed, Hindus are lowest at 2 percent followed by Muslims at 3 percent.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, congratulated the Hindu community in America for continuing with the traditional values of hard work, higher morals, stress on education, sanctity of marriage, etc., amidst so many distractions.

Nearly 79 percent of the survey’s 35,000 respondents identified themselves as Christians.

More than 80 percent of Indians living in India are Hindus.



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