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EASTFIT from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- Those who practice Eastern religions like Hinduism and Buddhism can fit into American society, just like others. (EASTFIT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7211.1
2) Agree37858.1
3) Neither345.2
4) Disagree10716.4
5) Strongly disagree152.3
6) Dont know456.9
TOTAL651100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


STRO_BUD from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003
In the next few years, would you welcome or not welcome each of the following groups becoming a stronger presence in the United States: Buddhists (STRO_BUD)
TOTAL%
1) Welcome1,72259.2
2) Not welcome93532.1
3) Indifferent1414.8
4) Donít know983.4
5) Refused140.5
TOTAL2,910100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


C_BUPLEA from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003
[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 been mostly pleasant, mixed, or mostly unpleasant? (C_BUPLEA)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly pleasant75476.0
2) Mixed18518.6
3) Mostly unpleasant272.7
4) Donít know242.4
5) Refused20.2
Missing1,918 
TOTAL992100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


FANAT_BU from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003
Please tell me if you think each of these words applies to the Buddhist religion: fanatical (FANAT_BU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67523.2
2) No1,59454.8
3) Donít know63121.7
4) Refused100.3
TOTAL2,910100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


VLNT_BUD from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003
Please tell me if you think each of these words applies to the Buddhist religion: violent (VLNT_BUD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34411.8
2) No1,97667.9
3) Donít know58320.0
4) Refused70.2
TOTAL2,910100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


PEACE_BU from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003
Please tell me if you think each of these words applies to the Buddhist religion: peace-loving (PEACE_BU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,83963.2
2) No47616.4
3) Donít know58720.2
4) Refused80.3
TOTAL2,910100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BKWRD_BU from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003
Please tell me if you think each of these words applies to the Buddhist religion: backward (BKWRD_BU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes78627.0
2) No1,54753.2
3) Donít know56919.6
4) Refused80.3
TOTAL2,910100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CLOSE_BU from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003
Please tell me if you think each of these words applies to the Buddhist religion: closed-minded (CLOSE_BU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes88630.4
2) No1,41048.4
3) Donít know60720.9
4) Refused80.3
TOTAL2,911100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


TLRNT_BU from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003
Please tell me if you think each of these words applies to the Buddhist religion: tolerant (TLRNT_BU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,64156.4
2) No62421.4
3) Donít know63721.9
4) Refused80.3
TOTAL2,910100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


STRANGBU from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003
Please tell me if you think each of these words applies to the Buddhist religion: strange (STRANGBU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,23542.4
2) No1,21341.7
3) Donít know45715.7
4) Refused50.2
TOTAL2,910100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


APPEALBU from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003
Please tell me if you think each of these words applies to the Buddhist religion: appealing (APPEALBU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes75225.8
2) No1,61855.6
3) Donít know53318.3
4) Refused70.2
TOTAL2,910100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


APLBUD from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001
ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. For each specific religious group, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. -- Buddhist temples. (APLBUD)
TOTAL%
1) Favor87838.0
2) Oppose1,07146.3
9) Dont know/Refused36415.7
Missing2,370 
TOTAL2,313100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


GOVPAYBD from Williamsburg Charter Survey On Religion and Public Life, 1987
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO THINK IT IS OKAY FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO PAY FOR CHAPLAINS FOR THE MILITARY: Do you think its okay for the government to pay for some Buddhist chaplains for the military? (GOVPAYBD)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable43813.0
1) Yes2,14363.7
2) No54116.1
8) Dont know2417.2
TOTAL3363100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


INFO_BUD from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003
Please tell me if you favor or oppose the U.S. government doing each of the following: collecting information about Buddhist religious groups in the United States (INFO_BUD)
TOTAL%
1) Favor1,39547.9
2) Oppose1,28844.3
3) Donít know2207.6
4) Refused70.2
TOTAL2,910100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


ILLEG_BU from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003
Please tell me if you favor or oppose the U.S. government doing each of the following: making it illegal for Buddhist groups to meet in the United States. (ILLEG_BU)
TOTAL%
1) Favor56619.5
2) Oppose2,15674.1
3) Donít know1796.2
4) Refused90.3
TOTAL2,910100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


GETBUDDH from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q25f. If you believe in Heaven, how many of the following people do you think will get into Heaven? Buddhists (GETBUDDH)
TOTAL%
0) None22415.6
1) A few1137.9
2) About half755.2
3) Most31421.9
4) All15010.5
8) No opinion55939.0
Missing214 
TOTAL1,435100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


BUDDHA from Middletown Area Study (Autumn), 1981
If you had a chance would you enjoy learning more about eastern religions such as Buddhism or Hinduism? (BUDDHA)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all16960.1
2) Somewhat8128.8
3) A great deal227.8
4) Not sure93.2
TOTAL281100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


EASTRELS from Middletown Area Study, 1992
If you had the chance, to what extent would you enjoy learning more about Eastern religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism? (EASTRELS)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal499.9
2) Somewhat17535.4
3) Not at all25050.6
4) Dont know204.0
TOTAL494100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


EASTRELS from Middletown Area Study, 1988
If you had the chance, to what extent would you enjoy learning more about Eastern religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism? (EASTRELS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all22857.1
2) Somewhat11829.6
3) A great deal4511.3
4) Dont know82.0
TOTAL399100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RC_1 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006
Outside of your own religious tradition, which other religion do you have the most respect for? (RC_1)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused311.2
-4) Dont know1164.4
1) Buddhism2369.0
2) Christianity1475.6
3) Hinduism261.0
4) Islam592.3
5) Judaism56421.6
6) Mormonism (Latter-day Saints)1305.0
7) Do not respect these religions1917.3
8) Equal respect for all87033.4
9) Other2389.1
TOTAL2,608100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RC_2 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006
Which religion do you have the least respect for? (RC_2)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused491.9
-4) Dont know1305.0
1) Buddhism1646.3
2) Christianity602.3
3) Hinduism622.4
4) Islam53820.6
5) Judaism582.2
6) Mormonism (Latter-day Saints)27610.6
7) Do not respect these religions1003.8
8) Equal respect for all93235.7
9) Other2419.2
TOTAL2,610100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


FAVAMBUD from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001
Now Id like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of American Buddhists very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVAMBUD)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable2755.9
2) Mostly favorable1,45631.1
3) Mostly unfavorable66614.2
4) Very unfavorable49310.5
5) Never heard of3246.9
8) Cant rate1,30928.0
9) Refused1593.4
TOTAL4,682100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BUDDH_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009
Is your overall opinion of Buddhists very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (Q141H) (BUDDH_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable45910.4
2) Mostly favorable1,52234.5
3) Mostly unfavorable48611.0
4) Very unfavorable3948.9
5) Never heard of (VOL.)831.9
8) Cant rate (VOL.)1,12925.6
9) Refused (VOL.)3387.7
Missing13,248 
TOTAL4,411100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


 

Subcategories
American SocietyThis question type asks about the place of Buddhists in American society.
ContactHow does the respondent view previous contact with Buddhists?
DescriptorsDo certain adjectives/descriptors apply to Buddhists?
Government ActionDoes the respondent believe the government should offer support to or keep tabs on the Buddhists?
Heaven?Does the respondent think Buddhists will get into Heaven?
InterestHow interested is the respondent in learning about Buddhism?
OpinionDoes the respondent have a favorable opinion of Buddhists?

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