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What’s an American Buddhist?


American Buddhism’s numbers are booming. Published just over three years ago, an American Religious Identification Survey survey showed that from the years 1990 to 2000, Buddhism grew 170 percent in North America. By all indications that remarkable rate of growth continues unabated.

Why is a faith founded under a Bodhi tree in India 2,500 years ago enjoying a newfound popularity in America today?

Author: Bill

Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

3 thoughts on “What’s an American Buddhist?

  1. Wow, I didn’t realize it was growing so quickly, but it makes sense as more people in the U.S. are looking for new options. Also, a lot of people share Buddhist beliefs or practices, but may not identify with being Buddhist, which means there are even more quasi-Buddhists out there.

  2. Remember, Buddhism is a philosophy not a religion.

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