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Does the respondent have a warm\cold, positive\negative, favorable\unfavorable view of Buddhists or Buddhism? 

Below are 23 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 7 types:

[ American Society | Contact | Descriptors | Government Action | Heaven? | Interest | Opinion ]

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Category 1:American Society
 

This question type asks about the place of Buddhists in American society.

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EASTFIT from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996

STRO_BUD from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003


Category 2:Contact
 

How does the respondent view previous contact with Buddhists?

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C_BUPLEA from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003


Category 3:Descriptors
 

Do certain adjectives/descriptors apply to Buddhists?

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FANAT_BU from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

VLNT_BUD from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

PEACE_BU from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

BKWRD_BU from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

CLOSE_BU from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

TLRNT_BU from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

STRANGBU from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

APPEALBU from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003


Category 4:Government Action
 

Does the respondent believe the government should offer support to or keep tabs on the Buddhists?

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APLBUD from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

GOVPAYBD from Williamsburg Charter Survey On Religion and Public Life, 1987

INFO_BUD from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

ILLEG_BU from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003


Category 5:Heaven?
 

Does the respondent think Buddhists will get into Heaven?

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GETBUDDH from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)


Category 6:Interest
 

How interested is the respondent in learning about Buddhism?

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BUDDHA from Middletown Area Study (Autumn), 1981

EASTRELS from Middletown Area Study, 1992

EASTRELS from Middletown Area Study, 1988


Category 7:Opinion
 

Does the respondent have a favorable opinion of Buddhists?

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RC_1 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

RC_2 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

FAVAMBUD from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

BUDDH_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009



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