Confucianism as a Valid Worldview for 21st Century Americans

A few months ago, we set out to assess Americans’ self-reported knowledge of, and attitudes toward, Ruism. To achieve this, we conducted a survey of 379 adults living in the United States. We’ll be sharing the results in the coming weeks.

We asked respondents to indicate their level of agreement with the following statement, “Confucianism is relevant to 21st century Americans.”

Many respondents (41%) neither agreed nor disagreed that Confucianism is a valid worldview for 21st century Americans. Notably, about 44% of the respondents either agreed or strongly agreed with the statement. Only About 16% disagreed or strongly disagreed with the idea.

About the Author

Ben Butina, Ph.D.
Ben is the President and co-founder of the Ruist Association of America, Inc. and Friends from Afar, an English-speaking Ruist discussion group on Facebook. He's also the creator of Stone Chimes, a modern English adaptation of the Analects of Confucius.