Religions

Different Popular Religions in Vancouver

Vancouver is one of the largest cities in Canada. And, aside from being one of the biggest cities, it also is one of the most populated. Today, Vancouver is said to have more than 630,000 residents.

 

As one may expect, this large population include people of various types of races and different religious beliefs.

 

Since the entire country of Canada is generally accepting of people of any race or religion, in Vancouver alone, there are many different religions.

 

Catholic

A significant part of the Vancouver population, around 102,000 or 19%, is made up of members of the Catholic sect. This includes followers of Catholic denominations such as Roman Catholic, Eastern Catholic, Polish National Catholic Church, and Old Catholic.

 

Protestant

Another denomination of Christianity, Protestantism is the second largest religion in Vancouver. 14% of the Vancouver population or roughly 94,000 people living in Vancouver are Protestants.

 

Buddhist

More than 37,000 Vancouver residents or 6.9% of the city’s population are made up of Buddhists.

 

Christian

Followers of Christianity in Vancouver, in general, are more than 23,000 residents, or 4.4% of the population.

 

Sikh

Followers of Sikhism make up over 15,000 of the Vancouver population.

 

Jewish

1.8% or about 9600 of the people in Vancouver are Jews.

 

Muslim

Believers of the Islam teachings make up 1.7% or around 9000 of the Vancouver population.

 

Christian Orthodox

Just like Muslims, Christian Orthodox followers make up 1.7% of the city’s population. Even though Christian Orthodox is another denomination of the Christian church, there are some differences between the teachings of Christian Orthodox, Protestants, and Roman Catholics.

 

Hindu

1.4% or more than 7600 of the Vancouver population is comprised of followers of Hinduism.

 

Other Religions

Around 2000 of the population of Vancouver is made up of people from other faiths such as Scientology, Pagan, Pantheist, and so on.

 

No religious affiliation

More than 42% of the entire Vancouver population, or more than 220,000 people, claim to have no religious affiliations at all.