The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has recently published a survey on Americans' religious affiliations. This survey also included Buddhists. One of its findings, widely reported in the mainstream media this week, is that Americans are more frequently leaving their families' faith affiliations for other denominations or faiths, and are actively exploring becoming members of other religious traditions, or secularized or unaffiliated. I have noticed that this also seems to be true of our American military population.
To read the full report, click on this link: http://religions.pewforum.org/