Learning About Confucianism in College

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.

Many Americans learn about non-Western traditions and cultures in school. We asked our participants, “Do you remember learning anything about Confucianism in college?”

About 42% of the respondents recall learning nothing at all about Confucianism in college. A substantial proportion (36%) remember learning a little.

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.