Irreligion is common throughout all provinces and territories of Canada.
Irreligious Canadians include atheists, agnostics, and humanists. The surveys may also include those who are spiritual, deists, and pantheists. The 2011 Canadian census reported that 23.9% of Canadians declare no religious affiliation. Some non-religious Canadians have formed associations, such as the Humanist Association of Canada or the Toronto Secular Alliance. In 1991, some non-religious Canadians signed a petition to remove "God" from the preamble to the Canadian Constitution. Svend Robinson, who tabled this petition in Parliament, was subsequently relegated to the backbenches by his party leader. Shortly afterwards, the same group petitioned to remove "God" from the Canadian national anthem, "O Canada", but to no avail. According to www.religioustolerance.org, among the estimated 4.9 million Canadians of no religion, an estimated 1.9 million would specify atheist, 1.8 would specify agnostic, and 1.2 humanist.
Irreligion by province
The percentage of people in North America
who identify with a religion as opposed to having "no religion." (2001)
The Canadian provinces and territories ranked by percentage of population claiming no religion according to the 2001 Canadian Census and the 2011 Canadian Census.