Just 42% of those polled agreed with the statement “religion is an important part of my life,” with women (46%) more likely to value religious activity than men (37%) by a clear margin.
The online survey of 1,522 people, commissioned by the Montreal-based Association for Canadian Studies, also showed relatively low levels of trust in religious leaders, with 48% of respondents attributing the trait of trustworthiness to clergy.
By contrast, 67% of those surveyed said they trusted “people who are religious” in general, and even more respondents — 73% — expressed trust in “people who are not religious.”
Discuss. Is this anything to be proud of? The numbers aren’t surprising and match the trends we’ve been recording for the last few years and seems to counter a previous study that showed atheists are the least trusted. Is there any useful data we get out of surveys like this?
From The National Post