Saturday, May 31, 2008

Godless Canadians

 
According to a recent poll, 23% of Canadians do not believe in God [Quarter of Canadians don't believe in any god, poll says].

Here's a summary of the findings ...
The Harris-Decima poll also indicated:
  • Women (76 per cent) were more likely than men (67 per cent) to say they believed in a god.
  • Canadians over the age of 50 (82 per cent) were far more likely than those under the age of 25 (60 per cent) to say they believed in a god. More than one in three (36 per cent) of those under the age of 25 said they did not believe in any god.
  • English Canadians (73 per cent) were more likely than French Canadians (67 per cent) to say they believed in a god.
  • Belief in a god is higher in rural Canada (76 per cent) than in urban Canada (69 percent).

[Hat Tip: The Unexamined Life]

2 comments :

  1. More than one in three (36 per cent) of those under the age of 25 said they did not believe in any god.

    I don't know if canadians have this saying, but swedes do: roughly "when the devil gets old, he gets religious". [Yes, it is apologetic, analogous to the "no atheists in foxholes" fallacy. Sorry about that.] This would be a lot more telling if we could see the flow in and out of groups over time.

    Nevertheless, one could but hope that it is an improvement in skepticism. Not too bad in any case.

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