Every 10 years Stats Canada collects religious data. Recently, World Vision and WayBase—another Christian organization—partnered to distill the numbers related to changes in religion from 2011 to 2021. Here is a distillation of their distillation.
53 — Percentage of Canadians who identify as Christian (down 14% from 2011)
37 — Percentage of Canadians aged 25 to 34 who identify as Christian (down 20% from 2011)
47 — Percentage of Indigenous population who identify as Christian (down 16% from 2011)
20 — Percentage of Christians who are immigrants (up from 17% in 2011)
30 — Percentage of Christians who live in rural areas (27% of general population live in rural areas)
40 — Percentage of recent immigrants who identify as Christian (down from 48% in 2011)
56 — Percentage of Christians who are Catholic (the next largest category is “Other” at 19%; Anabaptists are 1%)
40 — Percentage drop in the number of Canadians who identify as United Church from 2011 to 2021 (the biggest drop of any denomination)
13 — Percentage increase in number of Canadians who identify as Christian Orthodox from 2011 to 2021 (the only denominational group to increase)
For more information see WayBase.com/reports.
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