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Unformatted text preview: DISTRIBUTION- Buddhism is the strongest religion in southern and eastern Asia. Thailand, Cambodia, and Mongolia have the highest percentage of Buddhists with 94%, 93%, and 93% respectfully. Other countries with a majority in percentage of Buddhists include Myanmar, Bhutan, Japan, Sri Lanka, Laos, and Vietnam. China has the largest number of Buddhists with 104,500,000. However, only 8% of the total population of China is Buddhist. The United States has a Buddhist population of approximately three million, which is about 1% of the total population. The United States ranks fourteenth in the world for total population of Buddhists per country. However, all other top ranking countries for total number of Buddhists are in or around Southeast Asia. The reason for such a relatively large Buddhist population in the United States is most likely due to immigration. The total estimated Buddhist population is 415,800,000 which is approximately 6.5% of all the people on earth today....
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- Spring '08
- Buddhism, Stupa, Gautama Buddha, total population, STUPA- The stupa