Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:26 PM
onestepforward (3,691 posts)
Map: Buddhists in America
Unsurprisingly, most of the American Buddhist action is concentrated on the coasts, with big numbers in California, Hawaii, and Colorado. But look at some of those orange pockets across the country—in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas! It's hard to tell from this map, but it looks like Kentucky and West Virginia might be the least Buddhist states in the U.S., closely followed by North Dakota. Alaska's lookin' pretty gray out there, too. According to HuffPo's analysis of the survey results, the top ten Buddhist cities are San Jose, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Las Vegas (who knew there were Buddhists in Sin City?), Oklahoma City, Denver, and Raleigh (another surprise!). They seemed to have left out any cities in Hawaii, however, for no discernible reason. The least Buddhist city is Birmingham, Alabama.
I thought this was interesting. I wished the map was a little bigger, but you can zoom with your browser
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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:48 PM
guyton (942 posts)
9. link to full resolution maps
If you don't like to squint, check out
and pick "Penetration" as the map type.
Lots of other data there as well