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The Project

This series of reports in an ongoing partnership between the Angus Reid Institute and Cardus deals with Canadians' faith and values, as well as the effects of one’s position on the spectrum of spirituality on socio-political and moral beliefs. Additionally, we looked at Canadians’ views about the role of faith and religious belief in shaping Canada’s history and its potential to shape Canada’s future, the quality and quantity of human connection in the lives of Canadians today, and what faith in Canada looks like in the time of COVID-19.

The Reports

Faith and Religion in Public Life: Canadians deeply divided over the role of faith in the public square

Key drivers of division are the religion in question, as well as one’s own personal beliefs November 16, 2017 –

A spectrum of spirituality: Canadians keep the faith to varying degrees, but few reject it entirely

Generally speaking, highly religious people are happier and more engaged with their communities April 13, 2017 – As Christians around

A Portrait of Social Isolation and Loneliness in Canada today

Intersections between objective isolation and subjective loneliness divide the population into five groups June 17, 2019 – Interpersonal connection is

Funding religious schools: the majority of Canadians say at least some public dollars should be provided

Fewer would provide funding on par with what public schools receive, however. December 14, 2017 – Should religiously affiliated schools

Faith and Immigration: New Canadians rely on religious communities for material, spiritual support

New study shows immigrants are most likely to see a significant role for faith in the public square July 9,

Faith in the Public Square? A comprehensive study of the segments of Canadian society

Public Faith Proponents more likely to be younger, more educated, than those who voice Opposition November 23, 2018 – The

Canada at 150: Religion seen to have played a positive role in local communities, less so on the national stage

At the national level, the damaging legacy of residential schools lingers June 29, 2017 – Though the religions of the

Religious Freedom in Canada: Perspectives from First and Second-Generation Canadians

Study compares Canadians opinions on faith, values and enduring societal questions September 13, 2018 –  Canada’s religious landscape has shifted

Spirituality in a changing world: Half say faith is ‘important’ to how they consider society’s problems

Those who say faith is ‘very important’ to their decision-making have a different moral code than most May 17, 2017

The Politics of Faith: Does a leader’s personal religious practice hurt or help with voters? It depends

Slight majority say personal faith should be off limits from media coverage, 45 per cent disagree November 28, 2019 –

Freedom of religion widely valued in Canada, but the role of faith in modern society still a source of debate

Study investigates intersection between personal and public faith in secular Canadian society December 4, 2019 – While the majority of

Holy Week at Home: Canadians of faith turn to prayer & tech as COVID-19 disrupts Easter and other celebrations

Significant segment of Canadians supported by faith communities since COVID-19 outbreak began April 10, 2020 – Canada’s Catholics will not

About the Partners

About Cardus:

Cardus exists as an independent think tank located in the heart of Canada. Initially founded in 1974 as the “Work Research Foundation,” Cardus emerged from a desire to translate the richness of the Christian faith tradition into the public square for the common good.

About Angus Reid Institute:

The Angus Reid Institute (ARI) was founded in October 2014 by pollster and sociologist, Dr. Angus Reid. ARI is a national, not-for-profit, non-partisan public opinion research foundation established to enhance and encourage better understanding of political, cultural and socioeconomic issues affecting Canadians. ARI commissions, conducts and disseminates original, publicly accessible and impartial statistical public opinion polling research and policy analysis.

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