Monday, 19 May 2008

Buddhism attracting more young people

http://www.straitstimes.com/Free/Story/STIStory_238797.html
by April Chong (ST, 19 May 2008)


According to this ST article, more young people are converting to Buddhism.
Buddhism is the main religion here, and fast growing: The number of people aged 15 and up who said they were followers jumped from 27 per cent of the population in 1980 to 31 per cent in 1990. In 2000, the last census, the figure was 43 per cent, or 1.1 million people.

That census also acknowledged a four-fold jump in Buddhists who were graduates between 1990 and 2000, a statistic fed by the jump in the number of younger people following the tenets of the faith.

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