Maybe this is because it’s so hard to market “stillness,” “Suchness,” and “Emptiness.”

At least 2 million Buddhists currently practice their religion in the United States, and many of their fellow citizens disapprove. A survey conducted by political scientists Robert Putnam and David Campbell, coauthors of American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us 2010, endeavored to determine how Americans perceive the nation’s major religions and found that Buddhists rank second to last, above only Muslims, writes James Coleman in Buddhadharma Fall 2011.

via Bad Buddhist Vibes — Emerging Ideas — Utne Reader.

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