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Christianity’s Ongoing Decline in Canada


Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): Medium (Personal)

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 2022/11/06

The most popular religion in Canada remains Christianity. Although, the numbers and seriousness towards the faith have dipped steeply, tremendously even. As the society becomes increasingly diverse, as it has over the last several decades, the religio-social milieu will change in proportion to it.

A larger proportion of Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs can be found in the population, while, even more prominently, one can find the collection of the Nones or agnostics, atheists, humanists, and others, as a much larger hunk of the population than ever.

Several intriguing developments have become more prominent in the country. One is the increase in the Muslim population. The census still seems biased in its representation of Islam versus the Nones and Christianity, as we do not have a representation of

Islam now second most popular religion in Canada. Christianity maintains its over half of the population status. However, as has been noted in prior writings about the decline of the major religion in Canada, this will be an ongoing trend, as these are long-term decades-spanning gradual trends with a necessity for turnaround in mass population dynamics.

That’s less likely to happen if the trends have persisted for so long. As we see in the other side of the coin, individuals who have been taking to perceive the loss of Christian identity in Canadian society can see a younger generation without a religion. Religion is custom.

If custom is not passed down, then the lies fray within one generation and break within two generations. We’re see this with most of the Christians in the older generations and Nones in the younger generations, while the Buddhist, Islamic, Sikh, and Hindu, populations from the older and the newer generations of immigrants.

Canadian culture is changing. Mostly due to the newer generations having no religious affiliation and the immigrant populations retaining family customs. However, as we saw with Christianity, we are likely to see with Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and Sikhism. Genericism is more comfortable, low information than customs taking much time to inculcate and easy to lose.


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