Latter-day Saint Life

Where Do Mormons Rank on the List of Most Educated Religious Groups?


PEW Research recently released an articleranking U.S. religions from most to least educated, basing their results on a survey of 35,000 adults.

Hindus by far took the No. 1 spot, with 77 percent of their members receiving a college degree, 11 percent attending some college, and 10 percent graduating from college.

Unitarian Universalists came in second place (with 67 percent of members obtaining a college degree), and Jews and Anglicans took a close third and fourth (tying at 59 percent of members who received a college degree).

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Image from PEW Research.

Of the list of 31 religions, Latter-day Saints came in at exactly the middle of the pack, tying the Presbyterian Church in America with 33 percent of our members receiving a college degree. In addition, 40 percent of Mormons receive some college, and 22 percent receive a high school degree.

Even still, Mormons rank above the average of people who graduated from a university (27 percent). This demonstrates that Latter-day Saints have taken President Gordon B. Hinckley's chargeto “work for an education. … Get all the training you can” and President Thomas S. Monson challenge to “pursue your education" to heart.

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