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Old 09-19-2012, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Despite the secularist nature of Quebec's government, does it subsidize the Catholic Church in some way?
Not at all - except for the usual tax exemption that churches have (in much of the Western world I believe).

If anything, a province like Ontario subsidizes the Catholic church way more by providing publicly-funded separate Catholic schools from kindergarten to the end of high school, but does not do so for other religious groups. (A constitutional quirk explains this situation.)
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Not at all - except for the usual tax exemption that churches have (in much of the Western world I believe).

If anything, a province like Ontario subsidizes the Catholic church way more by providing publicly-funded separate Catholic schools from kindergarten to the end of high school, but does not do so for other religious groups. (A constitutional quirk explains this situation.)
The reason I asked is that it seems to me there are a lot of Catholic churches in Quebec that stay open despite very low Mass attendance.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:41 PM
 
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Would you say Canada is similar in its level of religiosity to the western United States but less religious than the Midwest and South?
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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This might provide some insight into Canadian church attendance:

The State of the Canadian Church -- Part I: A Nation of Believers? - Canadian Christianity
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Would you say Canada is similar in its level of religiosity to the western United States but less religious than the Midwest and South?

This might provide some insight into church attendance in the United States:

Religion in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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A mainline Canadian denomination is in trouble:

United Church attendance dwindling | Canada | News | Toronto Sun
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:11 AM
 
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Report: US Protestants lose majority status

Report: US Protestants lose majority status - Yahoo! News
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:41 PM
 
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The reason I asked is that it seems to me there are a lot of Catholic churches in Quebec that stay open despite very low Mass attendance.
It's been a while since you posted this, but the churches are slowly dying out. A large number of rural dioceses have to share priests and are down to 1-2 services/week, and many urban churches have been closed/transformed, such as this one in Quebec City. (great picture IMO)
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:43 AM
 
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Report: US Protestants lose majority status

Report: US Protestants lose majority status - Yahoo! News
So that means America is 49% Protestant? Really, that's not a huge issue, it's still mostly Christian though I do think religiosity is starting to decline in America. People under 30 seem less likely to be faithful especially if they live in the Northeast or West.
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:21 AM
 
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20% of Americans are not religious

‘No Religion’ on the Rise: 19.6% Have No Religious Affiliation - Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
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