Originally Posted by aamirsaab
True. I am certainly very aware of that last point myself!
Oddly enough, Max Weber's famous work of sociology, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
argues, in a precisely opposite vein to these statistics, that it was actually religiously-inculcated attitudes to work that gave rise to modern capitalism, and therefore greater wealth. While that may be historically true, I don't think that such a trend has continued since the major spread of capitalism in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
It would be interesting to see if there is also a link between religiosity and education level. I am convinced there is, but I would predict that the statistics would not show this as clearly as the wealth-related ones in this thread seem to do.