Studies show us that where there is income inequality there is a corresponding growth in religiosity. The surprising this it isn't just the hopeless poor turning to their faith for solace. The effect is even stronger among the rich.
"In economically unequal societies, rich people promulgate religion to keep their own place in the hierarchy, and, rather than fighting for more equality, poor people accept religion as an easy form of solace. " http://nomadicpolitics.blogspot.com.tr/2015/05/the-surprising-connections-you-might.html