Renovating the Broom Closet: Factors Contributing to the Growth of Contemporary Paganism in Canada

Authors

  • Síân Reid Carleton University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/pome.v7i2.128

Keywords:

Canadian census, paganism

Abstract

A perception of reduced stigma and increased access to information facilitate increased involvement in contemporary Paganism in Canada, from a rational-choice and demographic standpoint. Original research done within the Canadian Pagan community from 1995 to 1998 suggests that, given the available data both on current demographics and on cultural trends, the number of self-identified Pagans on the 2011 and 2021 censuses will continue to increase at a rate higher than that of other religious groups.

Author Biography

Síân Reid, Carleton University

Síân Reid holds a PhD from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University. Her interests include social theories of late and post-modernity, qualitative methods, and identity narratives. She is currently engaged in follow-up research to her 1995 Canadian survey, replicating both the survey and interview portions beginning in spring 2005.

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Published

2007-03-08

How to Cite

Reid, S. (2007). Renovating the Broom Closet: Factors Contributing to the Growth of Contemporary Paganism in Canada. Pomegranate, 7(2), 128–140. https://doi.org/10.1558/pome.v7i2.128

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