African-American Men More Religious Than White Women Despite Gender Gap, Data Shows

(Photo: Reuters/Danish Ismail)A man seen praying in this undated photo.

While data has shown that women tend to be more religious than men, a new analysis shows that black men tend to be more “highly religious” than white and Hispanic women.

Using data from its 2014 Religious Landscape Study, the Pew Research Center reported Wednesday that black women tend to be the most religious demographic, with 80 percent of them saying that religion is “very important” to them. By comparison, 69 percent of black men said the same.

As for white women, only 55 percent said that their religion is very important to them, while 65 percent of Hispanic women said the same. Only 43 percent of white men and 53 percent of Hispanic women said religion was very important to them


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