Religion in Canada

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Fast Facts and Religious Adherent Statistics
Population 37,943,231 (#38 in world) (2021 est.)
Ethnic Groups Canadian 32.3%, English 18.3%, Scottish 13.9%, French 13.6%, Irish 13.4%, German 9.6%, Chinese 5.1%, Italian 4.6%, North American Indian 4.4%, East Indian 4%, other 51.6% (2016 est.)
Religions Catholic 39% (includes Roman Catholic 38.8%, other Catholic .2%), Protestant 20.3% (includes United Church 6.1%, Anglican 5%, Baptist 1.9%, Lutheran 1.5%, Pentecostal 1.5%, Presbyterian 1.4%, other Protestant 2.9%), Orthodox 1.6%, other Christian 6.3%, Muslim 3.2%, Hindu 1.5%, Sikh 1.4%, Buddhist 1.1%, Jewish 1%, other 0.6%, none 23.9% (2011 est.)
Christianity 67.2% (2011 est.)
Roman Catholicism 39% (2011 est.)
Unaffiliated 23.9% (2011 est.)
Protestantism 20.3% (2011 est.)
Islam 3.2% (2011 est.)
Eastern Orthodoxy 1.6% (2011 est.)
Hinduism 1.5% (2011 est.)
Sikhism 1.4% (2011 est.)
Buddhism 1.1% (2011 est.)
Judaism 1% (2011 est.)

Since Canada has been a nation, it has been religiously dominated by Christianity, particularly Roman Catholicism.

Eastern Canada experienced an influx of Catholic missionaries early in the nation's history and the presence of French culture further embedded Catholicism in the country. As the population migrated west, Catholicism went as well.

As in America, the unaffiliated are increasing in Canada.

Islam, although still very much in the minority as a religion in Canada, has experienced growth in recent years.

Sources

  1. Canada.” CIA World Factbook.
  2. Canada.” Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures Project.
  3. Canada.” Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.
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Title Religion in Canada
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Last UpdatedFebruary 13, 2021
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MLA Citation “Religion in Canada.” ReligionFacts.com. 13 Feb. 2021. Web. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021. <religionfacts.com/canada>