What is the main religion in Canada?


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Christianity is the main religion in Canada. Nearly seven out of every 10 Christians in Canada are of Roman Catholic faith.

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What is the main religion in Canada?
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Of those practicing Christians in Canada, 67 percent practice Roman Catholicism. The next largest religious group is those practicing Islam, with 24 percent of the population. Canada is also home to those practicing Baha'i, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Judaism. The Canadian government does not recognize an official religion, but the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms makes references to God. Religious freedom is valued by most Canadians and is ingrained into the Canadian political conscious. Prior to colonization, animistic Aboriginal religions were widespread in the country.

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