In recent decades, the number of Americans and Canadians who identify has nonreligious has risen considerably. With nearly one quarter of Canadian and American adults identifying as nonreligious, religious "nones" represent a sizable and growing group within the Canadian and American populations. In their recent book, None of the Above: Nonreligious Identity in the US and Canada (NYU Press, 2020), Joel Thiessen and Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme examine this phenomenon and the implications of the growing religious none population in North America.Joel Thiessen is Professor of Sociology of Ambrose University in Calgary, Alberta.Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.Lindsey Jackson is a PhD student at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 39 of the New Leaf Project is here!
In this episode, Elle interviews Sarah-Wilkins Laflamme Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Waterloo. Sarah’s work focuses on the Religious ‘Nones’ in Canada, those who would say they have no religious affiliation.
Sarah shares some Canadian and Provincial statistics, national and temporal trends in religious identities in different demographics like the millennials and how various aspects of religion (belonging, beliefs & practices) influence individual social attitudes and action.
Show Notes, Links, and Resources
Companion Episode with Joel Thiessen:
Ep 05 – https://www.newleafnetwork.ca/podcast/new-leaf-project-episode-005-joel-thiessen-part-1/
Ep 06 – https://www.newleafnetwork.ca/podcast/new-leaf-project-episode-006-joel-thiessen-part-2-2/
Want to find out about some demographics in your area, including rates of religious affiliation and non-affiliation? Check out Statistics Canada’s 2011 NHS Profile tool and type in the name of your region:
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