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Religion and Immigrant Youth/Young Adults Research in Canada



Growing Up Canadian: Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists

Edited by Peter Beyer and Rubina Ramji
McGill-Queen's University Press, 2013
 

Please click here for more information on this publication including the book description and a list of the contributors.


 
The Project

Project Goals
Publications
Contact


The Project

This multistage project began in 2001 with a study of the contours of religious diversity in Canada using data from the 2001 Canadian Census. Pursuing certain avenues suggested by this analysis, two subsequent phases of this research examined the formation of religious identities in the Canadian social context among the young adult second generation of post-1970 immigration to Canada, specifically those between 18 and 30 years old and who were born or grew up in Canada. These projects included about 550 such young adults with a wide variety of religious identities (Christian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, no religion, atheist, spiritual but not religious, etc.), both Anglophone and Francophone, men and women from across the country but mostly in five large Canadian cities, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, and Vancouver.

The current phase of the research is conducting an online survey on religious identity that will include adults from 18-40 years old from all parts of the country, of all religious identities, and of all backgrounds. In conjunction with this survey a longitudinal portion is re-interviewing approximately 100 of the participants in the previous two phases of the project at 5 or 10 year intervals from their initial participation. The aim is to discover continuities and changes in religious identity as these second generation participants move into their more mature adults lives and to compare those identities with the broader Canadian population.
  


Project Goals

 
Phase 1: Religious Diversity in Canada: 2001

 
Phase 2: Religion and Immigrant Youth/Young Adults Research

 
Phase 3: Longitudinal Study



Publications

 
Click on the links below in order to obtain a list of publications reporting results generated by the phases of this study.
 

Phase 1
Phase 2
 

Contact

For more information about this project, please contact Peter Beyer at peter.beyer@uottawa.ca.

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