Non-religious students more likely to radicalize than religious, says CEGEP survey

October 27, 2016

A survey of students at eight Quebec CEGEPs has defied many popular assumptions about religion and radicalization, reports the Montreal Gazette. One of the report’s core findings was that youths who were most supportive of violence were less likely to identify as religious than those who did not support violence. Further, second-generation immigrants were found to have a higher likelihood of being radical than first-generation immigrants. “It goes against our pre-conceived notions—this is not a problem with immigrants or religion but one that can affect us all,” said SHERPA Director and child psychiatrist Cécile Rousseau. Montreal Gazette | CBC | Fédération des Cégeps