Our northern neighbor is losing its religion.
From “Who’s Religious?” by Warren Clark and Grant Schellenberg, a Statistics Canada article from its summer 2006 issue, using data from Statistics Canada’s General Social Survey:
- 19% of Canadians 15 and older reported belonging to no religion in 2004, up from 12% in 1985.
- More than 50% of Canadians aged 15 to 29 reported they don’t go to religious services.
Canadian Social Trends-Statistics Canada graph “The importance of religion to
one’s life, Canada, 2002":
- 20% of men and 15% of women reported having no religion.
- 25% of Canadians aged 15 to 29 have no religion, the highest percentage of any age group.