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

Canadians share in the worldview that distinguishes between nationhood and religion, recognizing that to belong to a nation is not the same as to belong to a particular religion. Although Christianity is the dominant religion in Canada, other religions are accepted as equal partners in the development of the country's life and culture. Canadians also share the principle that religious membership cannot be mandated by the government and that each individual must be free to join, or not to join, a religious organization as he or she wishes.

Canada does not explicitly outlaw the establishment of religion or permit its freedom. Nor does the country have a history of legal interpretation describing the relationship between the church and the state. Instead, as the Charter of Rights and Freedoms states, every person is assumed...

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