Church attendance declining in Canada

Just in time for Christmas, Statistics Canada has released a report on the churchgoing habits of Canadians. And the report shows that the number of Canadians attending church services has dropped over the past 10 years.

A decade ago it was 41 per cent. In 1998 Statistics Canada says it was 34 per cent.

The biggest drop was in Quebec, down from 48 per cent in 1988 to 29 per cent in 1998.

There was an increase in only one province, British Columbia. The rate in 1988 was 26 per cent. In 1998 it stood at 27 per cent.