In Sight

Survey Says . . .

A 2017 Pew Research Center study reveals that when it comes to religion, Americans between the ages of 18–29 express the warmest feelings for Buddhism, compared to other major religious groups.

Another main finding from the study shows that, across the board, Americans express warmer feelings toward religious groups when they are personally familiar with someone in the group. Those who do not know anyone who is Buddhist, for example, give Buddhists an average rating of 56 degrees on the feeling thermometer, compared with a much warmer 75 among those who do know a Buddhist.

The findings are based on a nationally representative panel of 4, 248 U.S. adults, who were randomly selected. For a full report, visit

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