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Religions in Canada Highlight Tables Provinces and Territories
Selected Religions, for Canada, Provinces and Territories - 20% Sample Data


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2001
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   Total population 3,868,875 100.0% 19.1% 38.2
   Roman Catholic 666,905 17.2% 12.0% 39.1
   No religion 1,356,600 35.1% 39.2% 33.1
   United Church 361,840 9.4% - 14.0% 49.9
   Anglican 298,375 7.7% - 9.2% 49.4
   Christian not included elsewhere (1) 200,340 5.2% 131.2% 31.0
   Baptist 107,465 2.8% 27.8% 40.0
   Lutheran 101,145 2.6% - 6.5% 48.4
   Muslim 56,215 1.5% 125.5% 32.2
   Protestant not included elsewhere (2) 76,100 2.0% - 15.1% 45.7
   Presbyterian 37,115 1.0% - 42.0% 52.3
   Pentecostal 47,420 1.2% - 32.9% 36.5
   Jewish 21,230 0.5% 27.6% 42.7
   Buddhist 85,540 2.2% 134.8% 40.4
   Hindu 31,495 0.8% 73.6% 31.3
   Sikh 135,310 3.5% 81.5% 29.7
   Greek Orthodox (3) 15,490 0.4% 3.1% 44.5
   Mennonite 35,490 0.9% - 9.1% 36.5
   Orthodox not included elsewhere (4) 11,595 0.3% 222.1% 35.4
   Jehovah's Witnesses 31,960 0.8% - 5.1% 40.3
   Ukrainian Catholic 7,780 0.2% 3.3% 48.0
   Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) 17,590 0.5% 1.6% 32.9
   Salvation Army 5,945 0.2% - 41.3% 43.3
   Christian Reformed Church 11,810 0.3% - 0.3% 31.8
   Evangelical Missionary Church 9,245 0.2% 59.4% 36.6
   Christian and Missionary Alliance 15,155 0.4% 1.7% 36.9
   Adventist 11,070 0.3% 8.1% 41.0
   Non-denominational (5) 7,055 0.2% 2.9% 33.0
   Ukrainian Orthodox 3,020 0.1% 2.2% 47.5
   Aboriginal spirituality 5,475 0.1% 136.5% 28.2
   Hutterite 220 0.0% 131.6% 15.5
   Methodist (6) 4,200 0.1% 24.1% 44.3
   Pagan (7) 6,105 0.2% 228.2% 32.5
   Brethren in Christ 1,695 0.0% - 30.4% 44.9
   Serbian Orthodox 2,495 0.1% 312.4% 34.8
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Religions selected for this table represent counts of 20,000 or more for Canada.

(1) Includes persons who report "Christian", as well as those who report "Apostolic", "Born-again Christian" and "Evangelical".

(2) Includes persons who report only "Protestant".

(3) In 1991, included counts for Greek Catholic.

(4) Includes persons who report "Orthodox". Also includes Armenian Apostolic, Bulgarian Orthodox, Ethiopian Orthodox and Macedonian Orthodox.

(5) Includes persons who report only "non-denominational".

(6) Includes persons who report "Methodist". Excludes Free Methodist and Evangelical Missionary Church.

(7) Includes persons who report "Wicca".



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