Buddhism in the US Surges

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This near doubling in the number of self-identified, US Buddhists since 2007 is interesting:

American Buddhists

A new study by the Pew Forum on Religious and Public Life estimates that between 1 and 1.3 percent of the United States population—between 3 and 4 million people—identifies as Buddhist, a dramatic increase from a 2007 Pew survey that found only about .7 percent of the population to be Buddhist.

Of course this begs the question as to how someone might decide that they are a Buddhist let alone how he or she might choose to practice. Regardless, the numbers are fascinating.

via Shambhala SunSpace » Pew survey: Way more Buddhists than you’d think.

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