2. Half the world’s Buddhists live in China. Yet, even there they are only 18% of the population.
3. Siddhartha Gautama was born in what would today be Nepal and taught in what would today be India, but Buddhism is a minority faith in both countries.
4. Buddhists make up roughly 1% of the adult population in the United States, and about two-thirds of U.S. Buddhists are Asian Americans,
5. With a median age of 36, Buddhists are older than the world’s overall population, which has a median age of 30.
(source: Pew Research Center)