Questions tagged [demographics]

Questions referring to statistical indicators or a quantifiable measure of some aspect of Buddhism. Examples would be population sizes of various Buddhist communities or analysis of communities by gender, social class or age.

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Are Western Buddhists generally older?

I was listening to the introductory podcast from the Buddhist Geeks series. The guys presenting are of the younger demographic i.e. in their twenties. They felt that this was unusual and most Western ...
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Is Buddhism the fastest growing religion in the West

This is a companion question to this one. I've heard it said that Buddhism is the fastest growing religion in the West. Is that true? Does anyone have any statistics to support or refute this? It ...
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In modern times what percentage of monks are female?

In the question When were women first welcomed into Buddhist orders? we learn that woman have been becoming monks for a long time. In modern times (circa 2014 CE) what percentage of monks are female?
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Is Buddhism in a worldwide decline?

I was listening to a podcast a while ago and it stated that Buddhism worldwide is in decline. I found that surprising. Is that true? Does anyone have any references or better still statistics to prove ...