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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:26 PM

Map: Buddhists in America

http://www.tricycle.com/blog/buddha-buzz-buddhist-news-around-world-week-november-12



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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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onestepforward Nov 2012 OP
bluedigger Nov 2012 #1
ellisonz Nov 2012 #2
libodem Nov 2012 #3
reACTIONary Nov 2012 #5
SoapBox Nov 2012 #4
libdem4life Nov 2012 #6
littlemissmartypants Nov 2012 #7
roguevalley Nov 2012 #8
guyton Nov 2012 #9
AsahinaKimi Nov 2012 #10

Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:35 PM

1. I live on the coast now? (CO)

Tide must be out - sand as far as my eye can see.

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:44 PM

2. Cool!

Thanks for posting.

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:24 PM

3. very cool

Look, even a little activity in Idaho and Utah.

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Response to libodem (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:49 AM

5. Is "activity" a Buddhist virtue...

... maybe "even a little inactivity in..." would be more koanic.

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:11 AM

4. Very interesting.

Thank you for putting this up.

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:18 PM

6. The sound of one hand clapping. A silent bump.

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:48 AM

8. we have a temple in Anchorage, Alaska. In case you

can't see it or they don't have a dot there.

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:48 PM

9. link to full resolution maps

If you don't like to squint, check out

http://www.rcms2010.org/maps2010.php?sel_denom=700&sel_map%5B%5D=3&confirm=confirm

and pick "Penetration" as the map type.

Lots of other data there as well

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Response to onestepforward (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:45 AM

10. *raises hand*

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Here is one!!

(but.. not presently practicing..)

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