And now back to religion

May 10, 2013

The Canadians have been issuing data from their recent National Household Survey, a kind of voluntary substitute for a long-form census. There’s been a bit of commentary already on the figures relating to religion: much the same story as in the US and England, Christianity still dominant but fading, considerable growth in the number of persons (especially young) not affiliated with any religion.

I may have more to say about this next week. For now, just one snippet: in Metropolitan Vancouver, “nones” now just about equal Christians; this seems to be the first city in North America where that is the case, though Holland crossed that threshold decades ago…

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