Buddhists, View of - Measurement Concept

Does the respondent have a warm\cold, positive\negative, favorable\unfavorable view of Buddhists or Buddhism?
23 Questions match selected parameters.

Survey Questions

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
 TOTAL%
0) None22415.6
1) A few1137.9
2) About half755.2
3) Most31421.9
4) All15010.4
8) No opinion55939.0
Missing234
Total1434100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2007
Cases: 1648
Variables: 318
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Mixed Mode
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?
 TOTAL%
-7) Refused311.2
-4) Don't know1164.4
1) Buddhism2369.1
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 all87033.3
9) Other2389.1
Total2610100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2006
Cases: 2610
Variables: 666
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
RC_2 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006
Which religion do you have the least respect for?
 TOTAL%
-7) Refused491.9
-4) Don't 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 religions1003.9
8) Equal respect for all93235.7
9) Other2419.2
Total2610100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2006
Cases: 2610
Variables: 666
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: In-Person
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.
 TOTAL%
1) Favor 37.9
2) Oppose 46.3
9) Don't know/Refused 15.7
Missing1018
Total1023100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2001
Cases: 2041
Variables: 157
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
FAVAMBUD from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001
Now I'd like your views on some specific religious groups. Is your overall opinion of American Buddhists very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?
 TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 5.9
2) Mostly favorable 31.1
3) Mostly unfavorable 14.2
4) Very unfavorable 10.5
5) Never heard of 6.9
8) Can't rate 28.0
9) Refused 3.4
Total2041100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2001
Cases: 2041
Variables: 157
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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)
 TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 10.4
2) Mostly favorable 34.5
3) Mostly unfavorable 11.0
4) Very unfavorable 8.9
5) Never heard of (VOL.) 1.9
8) Can't rate (VOL.) 25.6
9) Refused (VOL.) 7.7
Missing3014
Total999100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2009
Cases: 4013
Variables: 264
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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.
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7211.1
2) Agree37858.0
3) Neither345.2
4) Disagree10716.4
5) Strongly disagree152.4
6) Don't know457.0
Total651100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1996
Cases: 1010
Variables: 129
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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 it's okay for the government to pay for some Buddhist chaplains for the military?
 TOTAL%
0) Not applicable43813.0
1) Yes214363.7
2) No54116.1
8) Don't know2417.2
Total3363100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1987
Cases: 3363
Variables: 109
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: Other: Additional interviews were conducted with seven leadership groups, including business executives, college professors, government leaders, newspaper editors and radio/TV news directors, Protestant ministers, Roman Catholic priests and rabbis.
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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?
 TOTAL%
1) Not at all16960.1
2) Somewhat8128.8
3) A great deal227.8
4) Not sure93.2
Total281100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1981
Cases: 281
Variables: 104
Scope: Single Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Mailed
APPEALBU from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003
Please tell me if you think each of these words applies to the Buddhist religion: appealing
 TOTAL%
1) Yes75225.9
2) No161855.6
3) Don't know53318.3
4) Refused70.3
Total2910100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2003
Cases: 2910
Variables: 215
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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
 TOTAL%
1) Yes78627.0
2) No154753.2
3) Don't know56919.6
4) Refused80.3
Total2910100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2003
Cases: 2910
Variables: 215
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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
 TOTAL%
1) Yes88630.4
2) No141048.4
3) Don't know60720.8
4) Refused80.3
Total2910100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2003
Cases: 2910
Variables: 215
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
C_BUPLEA from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003
[ASK ONLY IF CONT_BUD = 1 'A GREAT DEAL' OR 2 'A FAIR AMOUNT' OR 3 'ONLY A LITTLE' OR 4 'ALMOST NONE'] Have your contacts with Buddhists been mostly pleasant, mixed, or mostly unpleasant?
 TOTAL%
1) Mostly pleasant75476.0
2) Mixed18518.6
3) Mostly unpleasant272.7
4) Don't know242.4
5) Refused20.2
Missing1840
Total992100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2003
Cases: 2910
Variables: 215
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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
 TOTAL%
1) Yes67523.2
2) No159454.8
3) Don't know63121.7
4) Refused100.4
Total2910100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2003
Cases: 2910
Variables: 215
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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.
 TOTAL%
1) Favor56619.5
2) Oppose215674.1
3) Don't know1796.2
4) Refused90.3
Total2910100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2003
Cases: 2910
Variables: 215
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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
 TOTAL%
1) Favor139547.9
2) Oppose128844.3
3) Don't know2207.5
4) Refused70.2
Total2910100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2003
Cases: 2910
Variables: 215
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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
 TOTAL%
1) Yes183963.2
2) No47616.4
3) Don't know58720.2
4) Refused80.3
Total2910100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2003
Cases: 2910
Variables: 215
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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
 TOTAL%
1) Yes123542.4
2) No121341.7
3) Don't know45715.7
4) Refused50.2
Total2910100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2003
Cases: 2910
Variables: 215
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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
 TOTAL%
1) Welcome172259.2
2) Not welcome93532.1
3) Indifferent1414.8
4) Don't know983.4
5) Refused140.5
Total2910100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2003
Cases: 2910
Variables: 215
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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
 TOTAL%
1) Yes164156.4
2) No62421.5
3) Don't know63721.9
4) Refused80.3
Total2910100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2003
Cases: 2910
Variables: 215
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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
 TOTAL%
1) Yes34411.8
2) No197667.9
3) Don't know58320.0
4) Refused70.2
Total2910100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 2003
Cases: 2910
Variables: 215
Scope: U.S. Samples
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
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?
 TOTAL%
1) Not at all22857.1
2) Somewhat11829.6
3) A great deal4511.3
4) Don't know82.0
Missing2
Total399100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1988
Cases: 401
Variables: 90
Scope: Single Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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?
 TOTAL%
1) A great deal499.9
2) Somewhat17535.4
3) Not at all25050.6
4) Don't know204.0
Missing11
Total494100.0
Survey Details  
Year: 1992
Cases: 505
Variables: 79
Scope: Single Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Samples
Mode: Phone
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