Talk:Hinduism in the United States

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0.5% of the US population?[edit]

"Hinduism is a minority religion in the United States, American Hindus accounting for an estimated 0.5% of total US population."

The source cited for the opening statement to this article is a 404 link now, but 0.5% seems a little high.

Untitled[edit]

The Krishnology subject portion in scholarship section is about research and work in the UK. Please follow links provided in section to see what I mean. Since this is about the US, I think that can go or changed to reflect that.. I will remove shortly. --Pranathi 23:30, 10 November 2005 (UTC)


History[edit]

I haven't seen it stated anywhere that Maharishi Mahesh Yogi teaches Hinduism or that his students are Hindus.

--Sueyen 19:59, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Iraivan[edit]

Hello; I suggest that we include Iraivan temple in this article. It is the first all-stone, hand carved hindu temple in America. The fact that it has been able to raise $10 million so far from Americans, Indians, Malaysians and specially by disaporic Sri Lankans living in the US is noteworthy. See Iraivan on Google. Natha 21:40, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Population number[edit]

Why have two different census counts, one from 2001, and one from 2004? Why not just put the more recent number in the beginning? Ykerzner (talk) 03:30, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Hindu Temples[edit]

Whoever thought the first Hindu Temple was on the East Coast, really needs to start doing some research.

Hinduism on the East Coast is nothing compared to the ancient traditions and knowledge preserved in the California brought from India. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Indianamerican (talkcontribs) 22:40, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Congressional Prayer Interruption[edit]

I can't remember the date or who did it, but I remember seeing a CSPAN clip on youtube about a Hindu priest who was opening up a prayer but was interrupted twice by Christian hecklers. Not sure if it was from the peanut gallery or the floor itself, but if someone could research that better that would be good. 161.185.151.150 (talk) 19:45, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

If it's not substantiated, it should be removed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 193.104.113.31 (talk) 07:01, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

Are you sure Hindus are less affluent than the Jews?[edit]

The article says Hindus are the second most affluent religion in the US, after the Jews.

This is a chart showing the incomes of the different religions: http://awesome.good.is/transparency/web/1002/almighty-dollar/flat.html

Surely people with incomes of $75,000 - $99,000 would be considered to be affluent as well, no? Hindus also have quite a significantly lower percentage (9%) of their population living in poverty, unlike the Jews (14%). But anyway, I would consider 65% of Hindus to be considered affluent, and 58% of Jews to be affluent. They might have a little more people earning $100,000+ a year, but Hindus also have like two times more people earning between $75,000 and $99,000 a year, so overall Hindus are more affluent. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.194.5.148 (talk) 22:05, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

adding to the history section of this article[edit]

what would you think if I added some information about the people in the 1960's who were influential in spreading the teachings of Hinduism throughout the counter culture. I want to talk briefly about Ram Dass, George Harrison,and Alan Ginsberg. What do you think?Banana suicide 28 (talk) 22:06, 20 February 2014 (UTC)Banana_suicide_28