HOT BLAST: Do you go to church, eh?
Jun 27, 2013 | 1615 views |  0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Here's something we already knew: Statistics show that Americans, on average, are more religious than Canadians.

Nevertheless, new research by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life adds detail about that aforementioned fact. Turns out that religious attendance and other metrics have been declining in both countries -- again, we knew that -- but the depths of those declines are extremely interesting.

Pew writes, "Two-thirds of Canadians (including adults and children) identify either as Catholic or as Protestant, but both Christian groups have seen substantial erosion in their shares of the Canadian public, according to the analysis by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life. The percentage of Canadians who identify as Catholic has dropped from 47% to 39% over the last four decades, while the share that identifies as Protestant has fallen even more steeply, from 41% to 27%."

Don't care much about Canadians and their religious beliefs? Fine. The Pew report also includes comparison data on the United States, so if you are interested in Americans' beliefs, then I'd suggest giving the Pew webpage a look.

-- Phillip Tutor
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