Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

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C_BUDDHI (Weighted by WEIGHT)

[ASK ONLY IF CONT_BUD = 1 ďA GREAT DEALĒ OR 2 ďA FAIR AMOUNTĒ OR 3 ďONLY A LITTLEĒ OR 4 ďALMOST NONEĒ] Have your contacts with Buddhists mostly been with people who grew up as Buddhists or with people who became Buddhists?
  1) With people who grew up as Buddhists
  2) With people who became Buddhists
  3) Equally with both kinds
  4) Donít know
  5) Refused

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
With people who grew up as Buddhists 409 41.2% 41.2%
With people who became Buddhists 413 41.6% 82.8%
Equally with both kinds 48 4.8% 87.6%
Donít know 120 12.1% 99.7%
Refused 2 .2% 99.9%
Missing 1840
* The number of missing cases reported above is unweighted. Missing cases are not displayed in tables below.

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ TOTAL
With people who grew up as Buddhists 39.8%
123
36.7%
72
41.9%
90
45.5%
86
44.9%
35
41.1%
406
With people who became Buddhists 45.6%
141
47.4%
93
40.5%
87
34.9%
66
30.8%
24
41.6%
411
Equally with both kinds 5.8%
18
3.6%
7
5.1%
11
4.2%
8
6.4%
5
5.0%
49
Donít know 8.4%
26
12.2%
24
12.6%
27
15.3%
29
16.7%
13
12.1%
119
Refused 0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.3%
1
0.2%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
309
100.0%
196
100.0%
215
100.0%
189
100.0%
78

987


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school graduate High school graduate Some college Trade/technical/vocational training College graduate Post-graduate work/degree TOTAL
With people who grew up as Buddhists 42.2%
19
40.5%
87
38.3%
140
45.7%
16
42.9%
90
46.7%
56
41.2%
408
With people who became Buddhists 42.2%
19
39.1%
84
44.0%
161
51.4%
18
40.5%
85
39.2%
47
41.8%
414
Equally with both kinds 4.4%
2
3.3%
7
6.3%
23
2.9%
1
4.3%
9
5.0%
6
4.8%
48
Donít know 11.1%
5
16.7%
36
11.2%
41
0.0%
0
12.4%
26
9.2%
11
12.0%
119
Refused 0.0%
0
0.5%
1
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
45
100.0%
215
100.0%
366
100.0%
35
100.0%
210
100.0%
120

991


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
With people who grew up as Buddhists 44.5%
234
37.6%
175
41.2%
409
With people who became Buddhists 38.4%
202
45.3%
211
41.6%
413
Equally with both kinds 5.3%
28
4.3%
20
4.8%
48
Donít know 11.8%
62
12.4%
58
12.1%
120
Refused 0.0%
0
0.4%
2
0.2%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
526
100.0%
466

992


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $10,000 Between $10,000 and $30,000 $30,000 or more Donít know/Refused TOTAL
With people who grew up as Buddhists 38.7%
24
37.9%
77
42.4%
285
40.7%
22
41.2%
408
With people who became Buddhists 33.9%
21
42.4%
86
42.9%
288
33.3%
18
41.7%
413
Equally with both kinds 14.5%
9
4.4%
9
4.3%
29
1.9%
1
4.8%
48
Donít know 12.9%
8
14.8%
30
10.3%
69
24.1%
13
12.1%
120
Refused 0.0%
0
0.5%
1
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
62
100.0%
203
100.0%
672
100.0%
54

991


Race (I-RACE)

White Black AsianPcIsl NatvAmer OthRace TOTAL
With people who grew up as Buddhists 41.4%
297
31.1%
37
58.8%
20
50.0%
7
45.0%
45
41.3%
406
With people who became Buddhists 41.6%
298
51.3%
61
17.6%
6
28.6%
4
39.0%
39
41.5%
408
Equally with both kinds 4.0%
29
5.0%
6
17.6%
6
0.0%
0
8.0%
8
5.0%
49
Donít know 12.7%
91
12.6%
15
5.9%
2
21.4%
3
8.0%
8
12.1%
119
Refused 0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
717
100.0%
119
100.0%
34
100.0%
14
100.0%
100

984


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Evangelical Mainline Black Protestant Catholic Jewish Other faith TOTAL
With people who grew up as Buddhists 44.4%
115
47.7%
52
30.3%
20
44.6%
90
30.8%
8
35.5%
33
42.1%
318
With people who became Buddhists 37.5%
97
38.5%
42
53.0%
35
37.1%
75
42.3%
11
48.4%
45
40.4%
305
Equally with both kinds 3.1%
8
6.4%
7
4.5%
3
3.5%
7
7.7%
2
7.5%
7
4.5%
34
Donít know 14.7%
38
7.3%
8
12.1%
8
14.4%
29
19.2%
5
8.6%
8
12.7%
96
Refused 0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
2
TOTAL 100.0%
259
100.0%
109
100.0%
66
100.0%
202
100.0%
26
100.0%
93

755