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Are we more religious than we think?

A recent nationwide survey suggests Canadians are more religious than church attendance indicates. Local religion scholars say the results confirm what earlier studies have found. But they don’t find deep meaning in the results. During the 1950s, about 53 per cent of Canadians went to religious services at least once a week. Today, it’s about 20 per cent. But according to a Statistics Canada report released in May, 44 per cent of Canadians surveyed placed a high degree of importance on religion in their lives. That figure jumped to 60 per cent when adding the number of responders who said religion is of moderate importance. About 40,000 people were surveyed for the broad survey which included four questions on religion, said Warren Clark, senior analyst with Statistics Canada’s social trends department and co-author of the report on religiosity.

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