32Ênadians feel Hinduism influence growing
Author(s): City Air News32% of respondents say that influence of Hinduism âin Canada and Canadian public lifeâ is growing as compared to 7% who say that it is shrinking; according to a national study âFaith and Religion in Public Lifeâ...
32% of respondents say that influence of Hinduism âin Canada and Canadian public lifeâ is growing as compared to 7% who say that it is shrinking; according to a national study âFaith and Religion in Public Lifeâ by Angus Reid Institute and Faith in Canada 150 posted on November 16.
13% of Canadians find Hinduism benefitting while 13% find Hinduism damaging. Higher percentage of income group $100K+ find Hinduism benefitting as compared to other income groups, while higher percentage of Univ+ education group find it benefitting as compared to other education levels, the study points out.
67% Canadians âdon't know anything/understand very littleâ about Hinduism, while 4% âunderstand very wellâ, the study adds.
Nearly half of Canadians (48%) see religion as contributing âa mix of good and badâ to Canada today. 42% Canadians welcome âmunicipal government beginning with a non-denominational prayer to godâ. 53% of Canadians say that Canada âdoes too much to accommodateâ different faith practices and religious minorities, the study indicates.
Meanwhile, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, commending the Hindu community for their contributions to the society and the nation in Canada; urged them to continue with the traditional values of hard work, higher morals, stress on education, sanctity of marriage, etc.; amidst so many distractions.
Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, advised Hindus to focus on inner search, stay pure, explore the vast wisdom of scriptures, make spirituality more attractive to youth and children, stay away from the greed, and always keep God in the life.
Hinduism is oldest and third largest religion of the world with about 1.1 billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal.
The Angus Reid Institute, headquartered in Vancouver (British Columbia), is Canadaâs ânational, not-for-profit, non-partisan public opinion research foundationâ âcommitted to independent researchâ. Dr. Angus Reid and Shachi Kurl are Chairman and Executive Director respectively. Faith in Canada 150, headquartered in Hamilton (Ontario), is powered by Cardusââa think tank dedicated to the renewal of North American social architectureâ. Greg Pennoyer is the Program Director.