Graph depicts relationship between age, education, religion
Do members of the African Methodist Episcopal Church tend to be older? Are people who attend Pentecostal churches often younger? Which faiths tend to have a higher number of people with college degrees?
This week, Religion News Service published a graph using data from a 2007 Pew Research Center study. The report compiled information from people in 44 different religious categories, including three groups for people who do not identify with any religion.
Among African-Americans, members of the African Methodist Episcopal church reported being older and having more advanced education than other African-American respondents. Pentecostals and independent Baptists churches trended the youngest among African-Americans.
Among Mainline Protestants, the oldest denominations – Episcopalian, Methodist, United Church of Christ – reported having the oldest members.
Roman Catholics reported having generally the same level of education as their Protestant counterparts, but tended to be younger.
The three non-religious categories – atheist, agnostic, and “nothing in particular” – all trended younger than most survey respondents.