“Voice of the Youth” – The Brain-Drain from India!!

According to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, Hindus in the United States rank second—behind Reform Jews—as the best at degree-earning and money-making. What do you think about the potential connects between religion, salary and education? Is it about culture or economics? Has your faith—or lack thereof—influenced your schooling and your career?

“its very bad to distinguish people by their religion but not by their talent…..”

– Abhi Srivastava

“It is the quality of education which matters,neither religion nor any thing else.”

– Rajesh Malaviya

“All these are men made this, no one can give an absolute opinion.If anything is absolute then it should be humanity and only humanity.”

– Gautam Kakati

“people who do such surveys have cheap objectives that I am so glad to see get defeated by us…:) :), no religion, no cast defines your money making ability, its the education and the culture you get raised in.”

– Hammad Ahmad Khan

“It does nt matter which religiön u follow , wat matters is that if u fear GOD , it ensures that u won’t follow wrong path 2 success.”

– Ramandeep Kaur

“most hindu think other nessary factor not only mony & degree …..by it’ worthy true hindu servive from ancient culture…”

– Tejash Jaiswal

“No connection between religion and the rest.Education gives and enhances ability of a person.The more able a person,obviously gets more salary.”

– Rajesh Malaviya

“This is a very interesting fact, personally, i feel there r no clear cut yess n no 2 this question…they r in a way interconnected…but being aware of the potential benefits of being educated makes one educated n aim higher in life, ofcourse with the benefit of having resources 2 do it..religion may play a role a bigg role in a small way …..but def being God fearing n 2 b honest in life will make u aim higher and get better qualifications…”

– Shivani Haven

“Two of the world’s richest people are Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. Both of them are not religious. In fact, both of them are atheists.

Religion plays no role in income generation of the people (except, of course, for priests/mullahs/rabbis/etc). Implying so from the above would be termed as the “cum hoc ergo propter hoc” logical fallacy. In other words, you are implying causation on the basis of correlation. If you want to study the correlation between Hinduism and income, you ought to take into account all Hindus, not just the American ones. And even this will only show correlation, not causation.

The fact is, USA only allows highly skilled labour from India into their country. Given the English eduction, and skills from the reputed IITs and IIMs (and others), this means that they are more likely to earn higher than the average American, who may or may not be as skilled.

Of course, it is true that Asians do drive their children to work more or study harder. Socio-economic conditions (lack of adequate social-security) has given people in this region such a “culture”. However, this culture has nothing to do with organised religion itself.

Another example, it is said in certain parts of Europe, Protestants work harder and are more prosperous than Catholics. Again, this may be a correlation, but not a causation. In the past, Catholics had most political and economic power, so Protestants had to work much harder to make a respectful living. This “culture” has now seeped in, but again, it has nothing to do with the religion itself.

Social, economic and political causes can affect such behavior, but certainly not religion.

After all, some of the highest incomes in the world are in the Scandinavian region, where most people claim to be irreligious, and there are a high proportion of atheists. This doesn’t imply that being an atheist makes you richer!”

– Siddharth Singh