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This report summarizes the first documented quantitative national estimates of the economic value of religion to Canadian society.
The study's mid-range estimate puts the value of religion to Canadian society at more than $67 billion annually.
Why put a price tag on religion's contribution to Canadian society? "It's to change the perceptions about what religion is in this country," notes Brian Dijkema, vice president of external affairs at Cardus, joins the Danielle Smith Show in Calgary.
Folks have a notion that religion is something that individuals do privately. What Cardus' latest paper does is show people that religion - which many consider a strange practice - has broad and significant public effects, and those public effects are good.
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