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Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 18-Feb-2017 to 24-Feb-2017.

Seeking educators and parents for a survey

The Religion and Diversity Project is a government-funded research initiative studying religious diversity in Canada. They’re putting out a request for Canadian public school educators and parents of children in public elementary or secondary school to fill out a research survey about what they think students should learn about religion, … Continue reading

Canadians not as credulous as Angus Reid thinks

Angus Reid Institute has published the results of a survey about Canadians’ beliefs in various conspiracy theories: “Extra-Terrestrials and other Stranger Things: Four-in-Five Canadians believe”. Now, don’t be misled by the report’s title… or the report’s content. The ARI write-up is mind-bogglingly stupid, compared to the actual results. The actual … Continue reading

Daesh is even more unpopular among Middle East Arabs when they learn more about it

[The Daesh flag, with a circle-slash symbol overlaid.]

It’s not news that Daesh (or ISIS or ISIL or IS) is wildly unpopular among Middle East Arabs. Survey after survey has shown general disdain for the self-proclaimed Islamic State, its goals, and its tactics, whether the population being surveyed is Arabs in general or specifically Muslims. But a new … Continue reading

Survey on the Parliamentary Committee’s Physician-Assisted Dying recommendations, part 2: what the survey respondents got wrong

In Part 1, I covered the recommendations of the federal Parliament’s Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying (PDAM) that the respondents of an Angus Reid Institute survey mostly agreed with. Now I’m going to talk about the main issue they disagreed with, and why the survey respondents are wrong. PDAM … Continue reading

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