March 17, 2008

American Buddhists

53%

Only about a third (32%) of Buddhists in the United States are Asian; a majority (53%) are white, and most are converts to Buddhism.

Only about a third (32%) of Buddhists in the United States are Asian; a majority (53%) are white, and in sharp contrast to Islam and Hinduism, Buddhism in the America is primarily made up of native-born adherents, whites and converts. The Buddhist tradition (0.7% of the American population) is made up of several distinct groups, the largest of which is Zen Buddhism. Read More