More Than Half of Canadians Say Religion is Harmful

According to a new poll from Ipsos, conducted for Global News, more than half of Canadians believe religion does more harm than good.


Just over half of Canadian respondents say they believe religion does more harm than good in the world, according to a new survey.

The Ipsos poll, conducted for Global News, showed that 51 per cent of respondents agreed with the above statement.

[Vice-president of Ipsos Affairs Sean] Simpson explained that the number is rising; when Ipsos asked the same question in 2011, 44 per cent of respondents agreed.

And among Canadians, it’s people in Quebec who really look down upon religion.

Compared to the rest of Canada, Quebecers are significantly more likely than residents of other provinces to feel religion does more harm than good (62 per cent). They’re also more inclined (18 per cent) to lose respect for people when they find out they are religious.

Only a quarter of Canadians (24%) said they believe religion makes you a better person, while only a third (34%) believed religion and politics should mix.

Dammit, Canada! Stop making your neighbors to the South look bad all the time! We get it. You win again. You don’t have to keep rubbing it in.

(image via Shutterstock. Thanks to Dorothy for the link)

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