Every 10 years, Statistics Canada asks Canadians whether they belong to a religious organization or group. And every 10 years, more and more people in British Columbia say no.
According to the 2021 population census, 34.6 per cent of people in Canada claimed no religious affiliation, while in B.C. that number jumped to 52.4 per cent — the highest it’s ever been.
Ian Bushfield, executive director of the British Columbia Humanist Association, says his organization is “thrilled.”
“It’s monumental to see this threshold crossed of a majority non-religious in B.C.,” Bushfield said in an interview.
“One of the things that’s really fascinating is that we are seeing a new generation
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