Learning about Confucianism in Grade School

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 received their first exposure to non-Western traditions and cultures in school. We asked our participants, “Do you remember learning anything about Confucianism in primary school/grade school?”

Many respondents cannot recall learning anything at all about Confucianism in primary school (41%). Only about 7% recollect learning quite a lot.

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.