British survey finds Christians, atheists least likely to pursue PSE

July 27, 2011

According to a study of more than 13,000 British youth, 77% of those who described themselves as Hindu at the age of 15 went on to PSE, compared to 45% of Christians. The study, conducted by UK National Statistics for the Department of Education, found some 63% of Sikh youth and 53% of Muslim teenagers pursued higher education, while just 32% of those who had no religion at the age of 15 went on to university. The findings reflect a body of research showing that British white working-class students perform worse at school and are less likely to go on to PSE than their Asian counterparts. The Telegraph | Times Educational Supplement