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Ontario: Census 2001: Profile of Religion

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Geography:Ontario
Account:Society, Culture, Politics and Justice
Information:Census 2001: Profile of Religion
Data Source:Compiled by the Community Accounts Unit based on information provided from the Census of Population 2001, Statistics Canada.
Copyright:Newfoundland & Labrador Statistics Agency, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

a Refers to specific religious denominations, groups or bodies, as well as to sects, cults, or other religiously defined communities or systems of belief. For more information about this variable please click here. For complete version of Census of Population dictionary click here.

Religion

Refers to specific religious denominations, groups or bodies, as well as to sects, cults, or other religiously defined communities or systems of belief.

Respondents were instructed to report a specific denomination or group, even if they were not practising members of their group. For infants or children, respondents were instructed to report the denomination or group in which they will be raised. In most cases, this would normally be the religion of their parents (or guardians). Persons who had no connection or affiliation with any religious group or denomination were instructed to mark the circle "No religion". However, if respondents considered terms such as "atheist" or "agnostic" to be applicable to them, they were instructed to specify them in the write-in area of the question.

In 1991 and 2001, responses to the religion questions were in the form of a write-in, with a mark-in circle for "No religion". This format may result in slight historical differences when comparing data on religion with censuses prior to 1991.

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      2001

    Total populationa11,285,550
    Roman Catholic3,866,350
    No Religion1,809,535
    United Church1,334,570
    Anglican985,115
    Christian not included elsewhere301,930
    Baptist289,455
    Lutheran210,090
    Muslim352,530
    Protestant, n.i.e.263,000
    Presbyterian279,195
    Pentecostal158,585
    Jewish190,800
    Buddhist128,325
    Hindu217,560
    Sikh104,785
    Greek Orthodox113,435
    Mennonite60,590
    Orthodox not included elsewhere98,780
    Jehovah's Witnesses54,935
    Ukrainian Catholic38,440
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints20,355
    Salvation Army27,555
    Christian Reformed Church48,795
    Evangelical Missionary Church21,475
    Christian and Missionary Alliance14,595
    Advantist - Seventh-day30,870
    Non-denominational16,035
    Ukrainian Orthodox9,045
    Aboriginal spirituality7,270
    Hutterite55
    Methodist16,615
    Pagan7,565
    Brethren in Christ15,270
    Serbian Orthodox15,845

    Notes:

    a Refers to specific religious denominations, groups or bodies, as well as to sects, cults, or other religiously defined communities or systems of belief. For more information about this variable please click here. For complete version of Census of Population dictionary click here.

    Source: Compiled by the Community Accounts Unit based on information provided from the Census of Population 2001, Statistics Canada.

    Copyright: Newfoundland & Labrador Statistics Agency
    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

    Data last updated on August 21, 2017

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