Questionnaire: Afterlife 大学生に対するアンケート(死後の存在について)

Question: When a person dies what sort of being does he/she become?  (Respondents allowed to choose multiple answers)

# of respondents / % / response

13  (40.6%)  Becomes nothing

13  (40.6%)  A hotoke (a departed soul)

13  (40.6%)  A protector who resides at the grave or butsudan (family Buddhist altar)

13  (40.6%)  A soul that continues to live even without the body and flesh

12  (37.5%)  A being which becomes one with the ancestors

4  (12.5%)  A being if not shown reverence causes misfortune and/or calamity

4  (12.5%)  Other

2  (6.25%)  A disciple of the Buddha

1  (3.13%)  Becomes a kami (divine being )

 

Survey of 32  Kanazawa University undergraduates

Date of Survey: December 12, 2008

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