U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset

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Q17U

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

IF BUDDHIST (Q.16=7), ASK: Which of the following Buddhist groups, if any, do you identify with most closely? Theravada (such as Vipassana) Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism (such as Zen), Vajrayana Buddhism (such as Tibetan), or something else?
  1) Theravada (Vipassana) Buddhism
  2) Mahayana (Zen) Buddhism
  4) Nichiren Buddhism, Soka Gakki (SGI) (Vol.)
  97) Buddhist, not further specified (just a Buddhist) (Vol.)
  99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Theravada (Vipassana) Buddhism 11.8% 11.8%
Mahayana (Zen) Buddhism 41.2% 53%
Nichiren Buddhism, Soka Gakki (SGI) (Vol.) 8.8% 61.8%
Buddhist, not further specified (just a Buddhist) (Vol.) 23.5% 85.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 14.7% 100%
Total N = 12

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Theravada (Vipassana) Buddhism 5.9% 18.8% 12.1%
Mahayana (Zen) Buddhism 17.6% 62.5% 39.4%
Nichiren Buddhism, Soka Gakki (SGI) (Vol.) 17.6% 0.0% 9.1%
Buddhist, not further specified (just a Buddhist) (Vol.) 29.4% 18.8% 24.2%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 29.4% 0.0% 15.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
12


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Theravada (Vipassana) Buddhism 0.0% 16.0% 0.0% 11.8%
Mahayana (Zen) Buddhism 100.0% 28.0% 60.0% 41.2%
Nichiren Buddhism, Soka Gakki (SGI) (Vol.) 0.0% 12.0% 0.0% 8.8%
Buddhist, not further specified (just a Buddhist) (Vol.) 0.0% 24.0% 40.0% 23.5%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 0.0% 20.0% 0.0% 14.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
12



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