Thursday, October 09, 2008

Gender & religion in the US

Last week I posted a table regarding wealth and religion from a Pew Study. Here's an interesting table from the same study regarding gender. Men and women differ in their assessment of the importance of religion more in the US than any other country measured. Here are the nine countries with the biggest gender gap.

I'm so used to U.S. Christianity involving more women than men that I'm surprised that it's different elsewhere.

Why, do you think, the US has such a big gender gap?


Jeff L said...

My guess would be that it's the same reason guys are less likely to stop for directions...they don't want to appear to "need" anyone. Needing God might be seen as sort of the ultimate "crutch."

Brad Wright said...

Makes sense. Maybe American men are particularly bad about that...