Canadian Nones

While I have written extensively about the rise of the religiously non-affiliated (also known as "nones") in the United States, I have given far less attention to how this trend is impacting our neighbor to the North.  Results from the 2011 National Household Survey show even as Christianity remains the dominant religion in Canada, the nones are growing quickly.  More specifically, as a percentage of the population by year "nones" accounted for 2011: 23.9% 2001: 16.5%, and 1991: Read More …

How Happy Are Americans?

According to a new list of the happiest nations, the United States has considerable room for improvement.  Created by 24/7 Wall St., the list relies on data from the new Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Better Life Index, which is based on measurements of quality of life including housing, income, jobs, community, education, the environment, health, work-life balance, and life satisfaction.  According to these standards, the world's happiest nations Read More …