Religion in Canada encompasses a wide range of groups and beliefs. Christianity is the largest religion in Canada, with Roman Catholics having the most adherents. 2011, are followed by people having no religion with 23.
Before the European colonization, Aboriginal religions were largely animistic or shamanistic, including an intense tribal reverence for spirits and nature. Canada today has no official church, and the government is officially committed to religious pluralism. Centre Block of the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa showing Christmas decorations. Canada is a Commonwealth realm in which the head of state is shared with 15 other countries. As such, Canada follows the United Kingdom’s succession laws for its monarch, which bar Roman Catholics from inheriting the throne.
Christmas and Easter are nationwide holidays, and while Jews, Muslims, and other religious groups are allowed to take their holy days off work, they do not share the same official recognition. There was an ongoing battle in the late 20th century to have religious garb accepted throughout Canadian society, mostly focused on Sikh turbans. In recent years there have been substantial rises in non-Christian religions in Canada. 1For comparability purposes, 1991 data are presented according to 2001 boundaries.
2The 2011 data is from the National Household Survey and so numbers are estimates. 3Includes persons who report only “Protestant”. 4Includes persons who report “Christian”, and those who report “Apostolic”, “Born-again Christian” and “Evangelical”. Pantheist, Scientology, Rastafarian, New Age, Gnostic, Satanist, etc.
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