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Canada changing

Immigration into Canada is affecting the country's religious makeup, according to a May survey by Statistics Canada. While Christianity remains the largest faith group in the country, 33 percent of immigrants from 2001 to 2011 identified as Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist or Sikh, as compared to less than 3 percent of immigrants who identified with those faiths before 1971. A 2010 survey, also by Statistics Canada, found that most Canadians welcome this religious diversity, with 75 percent agreeing that "it is better for Canada to have a variety of people with different religions."


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