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The Project

This series of reports in a year-long partnership between the Angus Reid Institute and Faith in Canada 150 dealt 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 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

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

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

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

About the Partners

About Faith in Canada 150:

exists to celebrate the role of faith in our life together during the anniversary celebrations in 2017. The interfaith initiative is committed to celebrating the role of faith in the formation of Canada’s rich and diverse culture; reminding Canadians of the contributions religion has made to our common life; telling stories from our past that resonate through our present and future; encouraging diverse communities for faith to greater participation in and celebration of Canadian life; and building a network of leaders across public, private, religious, and secular institutions who seek to nurture the place of faith in our life together.

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 advance education by commissioning, conducting and disseminating to the public accessible and impartial statistical data, research and policy analysis on economics, political science, philanthropy, public administration, domestic and international affairs and other socio-economic issues of importance to Canada and its world.