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Hindu-Americans Rank Top in Education, Income
The Voice Of American ^

Posted on 11/24/2012 12:20:22 AM PST by MBT ARJUN

Hindu-Americans have the highest socioeconomic levels among all religions in the United States, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life.

Experts say U.S. immigration policy is the main reason Hindus do so well.

Both the 1965 Immigration Act and the more recent H1-B visa program set the table for Hindus to succeed. The former encouraged the immigration of professionals, particularly doctors and engineers, while the latter was designed to encourage the immigration of highly skilled “guest workers.”

The number of H1-B visas issued to Indians grew steadily in the late 1990s and early 2000s and then spiked again in 2007. In 2011, according to the study, India accounted for more than half of all the H1-B visas granted. “The education capital of this group is phenomenal,” said Khyati Joshi, an associate professor at the Fairleigh Dickinson School of Education in Teaneck, New Jersey.

The Pew study, titled “Asian Americans: A Mosaic of Faiths,” bears that out, and the numbers are staggering.

Eighty-five percent of Hindu-Americans are college graduates, and 57 percent have some postgraduate education, which is nearly five times the national average.

Education levels largely correlate to income, and there as well, Hindus rank at the top of the list.

According to the study, 48 percent of Hindu-American households have an income of $100,000 or more, and 70 percent make at least $75,000.

Another, secondary driver for the success of Hindus can be traced back to India’s caste system, according to Prema Kurien, a professor of sociology and the director of the Asian/Asian American Studies Program at Syracuse University in New York.

“Hindu migrants to the U.S. are largely from upper caste backgrounds,” she said. “Upper castes have had a long history of socioeconomic and educational advantage in India.”

According to Alan Cooperman, the associate director for research for the study, the success of Hindus stems from the type of person that chooses to leave India and who the U.S. admits. This, he said, is quite different from other immigrant groups, where there are often high numbers of refugees or undocumented immigrants.

“This is the first time anybody has had good data on [Hindus],” said Cooperman. “Hindus are a fascinating group.”



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: hindus; india; us
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1 posted on 11/24/2012 12:20:32 AM PST by MBT ARJUN
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To: MBT ARJUN; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; ...

Post British Empire ping!


2 posted on 11/24/2012 12:31:39 AM PST by sickoflibs (How long before cry-Bohner caves to O again? They took the House for what?)
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To: MBT ARJUN

My former boss at Norman told me to my face that there was only one group of people worse than Jews - Indians. Worst people in the world. But the Jews were the most dangerous people in the world.

Lefties are coils of envy and rage.


3 posted on 11/24/2012 12:32:50 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: MBT ARJUN

So 0bama mostly wants to tax Hindus!?!


4 posted on 11/24/2012 12:35:11 AM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: MBT ARJUN

So, how do they vote?


5 posted on 11/24/2012 12:49:18 AM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: MBT ARJUN
Just read an interesting political analysis of Indian-American voters in the 2012 election.

From 1950 to 1990, India was a borderline Marxist country.

In the last 20 years, it has become a Hard Left European Socialist economy.

Their universities, just like America, are dominated by Marxists and Socialists.

Indian-American citizens vote 75%-80% for the Democrat Party.

The same day I read this a Republican Congressman was urging America to import more well educated Indians.

6 posted on 11/24/2012 12:49:31 AM PST by zeestephen
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ansel,

You posted like 30 seconds before me.

Indian-Americans vote 75%-80% for the Democrat Party.

They are the most consistently Hard Left immigrant group in America.

7 posted on 11/24/2012 1:01:00 AM PST by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

Thanks.


8 posted on 11/24/2012 1:04:25 AM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: MBT ARJUN

This is better than Somali and Muslim ‘refugee’ immigration.

Also better than the welfare immigrants.


9 posted on 11/24/2012 1:19:52 AM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: ansel12

My Hindu teammate at work proudly voted for Obozo.


10 posted on 11/24/2012 1:21:55 AM PST by BlessedBeGod
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To: BlessedBeGod

Did he tell you why?


11 posted on 11/24/2012 1:28:53 AM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: SatinDoll

She didn’t want to discuss it, so unfortunately I have no idea what her reasons were.

BTW, the other immigrants on our team, from Poland and Hong Kong, also voted for the idiot. Also a mystery as to why.


12 posted on 11/24/2012 1:49:56 AM PST by BlessedBeGod
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To: BlessedBeGod

There might be a perception that Republicans are anti-immigration.


13 posted on 11/24/2012 2:11:18 AM PST by MetaThought
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To: TigersEye
So 0bama mostly wants to tax Hindus!?!

Well, considering that he's Moo himself and they're technically pagans, and considering that they've worked hard and enjoyed success and tend to register Republican (as in the case of Bobby Jindal), then he's probably carrying more wood for them than Joe DiMaggio.

14 posted on 11/24/2012 2:14:32 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: MBT ARJUN
I never see a story where Crackers rank highest in anything accept racism.
Must not have gotten around to us yet. I'm feeling lonely.
15 posted on 11/24/2012 2:33:41 AM PST by MaxMax
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To: MaxMax

Every college book you read says how horrible whites were and are (Brits and US) throughout world history and how we abused the other races. Which I don’t believe is as much as they say. Yet, When you think about it—we provided so much of the foundation for civilization for some of the races that they now enjoy but of course, they don’t consider that. It sounds strange to say but when you study the bible — you recognize how God used the inventions or acts of societies for his purposes (e.g., roman roads and the spread of the gospel). I would ask the blacks in this country...had it not been for the sin of slavery—where would you be right now? Get over it.


16 posted on 11/24/2012 2:53:47 AM PST by boldtruth11
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To: MBT ARJUN

I made a decision about 5 years ago not to attempt to go into computer information systems field because of these people. It appears American business and/or our government are intentionally trying to dominate the field with these people and to heck with locals.


17 posted on 11/24/2012 2:54:09 AM PST by MachIV
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To: MetaThought

That’s silly. Everyone here originated with immigrants. Illegal aliens, people who break our laws, are despised.

Actually, we support rule of law. We just abhor people who sneak in the backdoor illegally, then demand recognition and amnesty (including welfare).

People who are dishonest and cheat are neither respected nor wanted in the U.S.A.


18 posted on 11/24/2012 3:15:25 AM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: MBT ARJUN
Hindu-Americans have the highest socioeconomic levels among all religions in the United States,

Because only the best educated have come to the United States on H1B visas, mainly in the fields of Engineering and Medicine.

19 posted on 11/24/2012 3:52:23 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: MBT ARJUN

What this says to me is that we limit the immigration of highly intelligent and educated people while letting in the ignorant , and uneducated, who WE have to pay to educate.

We let Hispanics walk in any time they like while keeping out people who are of value.

Seems a strange way to run a country, no wonder we are going broke.


20 posted on 11/24/2012 4:31:31 AM PST by Venturer
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