Friday, August 15, 2008

What Do Japanese Really Believe

Though this data is from 2003, it still pretty accurate for Japan today with regard to religion.
Q3: Which of the following do you think exist?

36.3% Buddha
36.3% Ancestors’ Spirits
35.6% God (or gods in general)
27.0% Nothing Supernatural Exists
17.8% Reincarnation/Rebirth
15.9% Other Worlds (Pure Land?)
13.0% Charms and Guards do not Exist
12.1% Heaven
10.4% Don’t know
10.0% Hell

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