I’ve griped several times about the paucity of data about beliefs specifically related to (a)theism, rather than “religious affiliation” (which, outside of Christianity and a few other religions, is almost a a meaningless term). To my surprise and delight, a new report by Pew Research Center seemed to be the … Continue reading
The Canadian public, though, by and large, religious in proclivities, remains skeptical as to the functional utility of religion throughout the nation. According to Crux Now in “Canadians think religion does more harm than good, latest poll says,” 51% of Canadians, even with the majority of the population as religious, … Continue reading
One of the most pervasive myths about Muslims is that they’re either at least mildly supportive of Islamic extremism, or ambivalent to it. The truth is exactly the opposite.
From a Canadian perspective – indeed, a Western perspective in general – the idea that Christians are particularly persecuted is hogwash, to put it mildly. But a new release from Pew Research Center challenges that. What’s going on here?
Back in 2015, Pew Research Center released a massive report giving extensive projections on the growth of religions across the world between 2010 and 2050. Among the headline findings was that the Nones – those not part of any religion – would decline as a proportion of the global population … Continue reading