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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 – From the earliest days of human civilization, spiritual practices have been an integral part of daily life in many societies.

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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 world are massive, globe-spanning umbrellas for people of faith, the bulk of people’s interactions with religion – their own and

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Religious Trends: Led by Quebec, number of Canadians holding favourable views of various religions increases

Judeo-Christian symbols viewed as acceptable in public life by most – majority reject Niqab, Burka April 4, 2017 – Canada is often held up as the paragon of a diverse society. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has proclaimed that “diversity is

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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 – How does a person’s religious belief – or lack thereof – affect the way they think about social issues?

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Quebecers say they’re too accommodating, other Canadians disagree

Second of three surveys relating to proposed Quebec Charter of Values shows vast differences on how Quebecers, rest of Canada view reasonable accommodation in that province

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Canadians say our moral values are weakening four-to-one over those who say they’re getting stronger

Most Canadians see cheating on partners & cheating on taxes as morally unacceptable January 13, 2016 – Just one-in-ten Canadians see moral values strengthening in this country, while the vast majority agree that having an affair is “morally unacceptable.” Beyond

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