Average American Knows Little About Hinduism

August 30, 2001

Source: India Abroad

On August 30, 2001 India Abroad reported that "over 95 per cent of Americans have little or no Knowledge of Hinduism, though the religion...has grown tenfold in the last decade in the United States." A survey conducted by the Opinion Research Corporation of Princeton, NJ also showed that "59 per cent of those interviewed said they were not even interested in learning any further...Although Hindus live in all major cities in the US and total over 1.4 million, 71 per cent of Americans surveyed said they had no contact with their Hindu neighbors."