Canada - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Religious Practices

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Canada

POPULATION 31,902,268
ROMAN CATHOLIC 45.7 percent
PROTESTANT 36.2 percent
OTHER 5.6 percent
NO PREFERENCE 12.5 percent

Canada

Country Overview

Introduction

In area Canada is the second largest country in the world. It takes up most of the northern part of the North American continent. More than half of Canada consists of infertile permafrost and tundra. Two-thirds of the people live within 125 miles of the United States, which is a major influence upon the Canadian economy and culture.

Canada's history has produced a unique culture shaped by two successive European conquerors, first the French and then the English. French Catholicism and English forms of Protestantism have continued to act as a quiet conscience for the nation. Many of its early English-speaking settlers were opponents of and refugees from the American Revolution. Further, until the twentieth century Canada remained a part of Britain and its empire, and the country has nurtured a form of...

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