What is Stephen Harper's religion? What about Thomas Mulcair or Bob Rae? Your MP?
You'll probably have an easier time naming the religions of Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and president Barack Obama than you will of the Canadian political leaders.
As evidenced at this week's Republican National Convention in Tampa, Americans tend to tie religion to politics more than we do north of the border. There has also been a lot of chatter recently about the Mormon background of the Republican presidential nominee and the Catholic background of the party's vice presidential nominee.
Contrarily, in Canada, we just don't seem to care.
There are several theories as to why religion plays a more prominent role in American politics.
Some have suggested that our parliamentary system produces more closed and concentrated power with fewer openings for evangelical lobbying and mobilization. Others opine that Canada has more religious diversity so that one's faith isn't as pronounced.
Luke MacDonald, a CanadianRead More »from Religion in politics: why is it a bigger deal in the United States?