Sunday, March 27, 2016
Gender Gap Between Religious (& Non-Religious) People
This weekend marks a religious holiday in the U.S. (and many other countries), so I thought it would be a good time to show you these interesting charts. These Pew Research Center charts show the gender gap in various religious affiliations.
The gender gaps in religions show that women are more religious than men (by about 2 points for all religions combined). In christianity that gap is 6 points more women than men, in judaism the gap is 4 points, in buddhism the gap is 8 points.
The opposite is true of hinduism and folk religions, where the gap is 2 points more men. Only one religion has a 50-50 split between men and women -- islam.
There is also a gender gap among atheists, and it is a whopping 18 points favoring men (36 points in the United States). Obviously, atheists need to do a better job of reaching out to women.