Source: The Columbus Dispatch
On August 18, 2000, The Columbus Dispatch reported on Buddhism in Ohio. "The World Almanac estimated there were about 780,000 [Buddhists in the United States] in 1999, compared with about 100,000 in 1990. Worldwide, there are an estimated 353 million Buddhists." The article discusses some of the approaches of Buddhism through which many Westerners have found spiritual fulfillment.