A Quarter of Canadians Think That Religious diversity Is a Bad Thing

To wit:

In the survey, conducted the same week Quebec adopted a law prohibiting niqab-wearing women from receiving government services, 26 per cent of respondents said increasing religious diversity is a good thing while 23 per cent said it is bad. Nearly half — 44 per cent — said diversity brings a mix of good and bad; the remaining seven per cent were unsure.

When the pollsters sought respondents’ views on particular religious groups, anti-Islam sentiment stood out. Forty-six per cent of the people polled said Islam is damaging Canada compared with 13 per cent who said it is beneficial. The others either did not know (20 per cent) or said it has no real impact (21 per cent.)

The Angus Reid Institute, which conducted the poll in partnership with Faith in Canada 150, said the results are in keeping with “a well documented pattern” in recent years. “Namely, if Islam is involved, a significant segment of Canadians will react negatively,” the institute said in its analysis of the numbers.

The only other religion with an overall negative score was Sikhism, with 22 per cent calling it damaging and 13 per cent beneficial. Catholicism, Protestantism, evangelical Christianity and Judaism all had overall positive ratings.

 

I think some of this is due not only to Canada’s secularisation but to intellectual and moral laziness, as well. Most people worship quietly and do not cause problems. Indeed, many contribute positively to society. However, to admit that would mean that the haters would have to acknowledge these contributions, respect the freedom to worship and admit that the real problems do not lie in religions that serve as low-hanging fruit (ie – the Saturday and Sunday people).

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  • Old Guy

    The Angus Reid Institute, which conducted the poll in partnership with Faith in Canada 150, said the results are in keeping with “a well documented pattern” in recent years. “Namely, if Islam is involved, a significant segment of Canadians will react negatively,” the institute said in its analysis of the numbers.

    Is that because Islam is a political ideology of conquest disguised as a religion?

    • Alain

      There is a solid reason for that which is that Islam never ever brings anything positive wherever it goes. It really is inaccurate to classify it as a religion, but for the sake of argument I’ll go along for the moment. With other religions they either bring positive contributions to a majority Christian country or they are simply neutral in that they change nothing in the country.

    • WalterBannon

      its because Islam is a terrorist cult with one over riding goal of conquering then exterminating everyone else

  • Gary

    The Charter was never meant to be a suicide-pact with death-cults. There are 56 OIC’s where islamic is the state religion and most obey sharia .
    There’s only one reason for muslims wanting to travel over 8000 miles to live in our crapping climate swings when they are just a short flight from at least 30 OIC’s.
    It’s Hijrah which muhammad detailed in the quran for those not doing Jihad for allah. Muslims can migrate in mass to non-muslims nation and breed faster than the natives to take the nation over as an islam State.
    Imam Steve Rockwell was honest to boast about Hijrah for Canada where he brags that muslims are the fastest growing group on canada and will dominate one day to make it an islamic state for the Global caliphate .

  • WalterBannon

    Ban Islam. Deport all Muslims.

    other than that no real dispute with diversity