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The Religious Affiliation of Canadian poet, novelist
Leonard Cohen is one of 14 celebrity Buddhists assessed in Armstrong's article "Celebrities who are Buddhists... with an assessment of the degree Buddhism is a part of each of their careers." Leonard Cohen was ranked 5th highest on the list in terms of the proportion of web hits (google.com: 1.5%) and current news article hits (news.google.com: 5.2%) mentioning him which also contain either the word "Buddhism" or "Buddhist." From: Tom Armstrong, "Celebrities who are Buddhists... with an assessment of the degree Buddhism is a part of each of their careers", 8 March 2005 in Zen Unbound Emagazine (http://www.zenunbound.com/celebbuds.html; viewed 18 August 2005):
Gere, Seagal, Anderson, and Cohen each allow Buddhism to be a big part of their persona.
Webpage created 18 August 2005. Last modified 14 September 2005.
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