The Pew Research Center noted that Jews undergo 13.4 years of formal education, while Christians study for 9.3 years. Those receiving the least amount of formal education include Muslims and Hindus, with 5.6 years of education for each faith group.
Pew noted the gaps of educational attainment are partly the result of the location of these faiths, with the majority of Jews living in the United States and Israel, which both have high levels of education.
However, researchers said there were also differences in educational attainment among religious groups living in the same region as a result of past missionary activity. Pew noted as an example that Christians have a higher level of education than Muslims in Sub-Sahara Africa as a result of missionary activity.