Table 6: Religious Group Specific Challenges

 

Visible Minority Group

% of population

Economic Disadvantage

(% of families earning less then $30k/year)

Discrimination

(% experienced hate crimes based on religion)

Accommodation Issues

Diaspora Politics, Inter-Community/Imported Conflicts

Control Group: Christians

74.8%

16%

N/A

Hutterites photo ID issues European conflicts
Muslims

2.7%

36%

16%

Niqab & burqa issues (voting, language classes) Middle East, India/Pakistan, Somalia, 9/11 and related
Jews

1.1%

10%

65%

Hasidim issues (“YMCA”) Middle East
Sikhs

1.2%

26%

N/A*

Kirpan and turban issues Punjab
Buddhists

1.1%

27%

N/A*

N/A Tibet
Hindus

1.2%

25%

N/A*

N/A India (internal)

 

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