A New Day 2012 Beyond the Gods & Back 2011 The Emerging Millennials 2009 The Boomer Factor 2006 Restless Churches 2004 Restless Gods 2002 Canada's Teens 2001 The Bibby Report 1995 There's Got to Be More! 1995 Unknown Gods 1993 Teen Trends (with Donald Posterski) 1992 Mosaic Madness 1990 Fragmented Gods 1987 The Emerging Generation (with Donald Posterski) 1985
All books are available, with complete details, via
The distribution wing of the Project Canada Surveys (PCS).
A number Reginald Bibby's books and monographs are now available as eBooks ($2.99)
including his latest book, A New Day (2012) - complimentary! They are downloadable in Portable Document Format (.pdf).
As such, they can readily be accessed via Adobe Reader and almost all eBook readers, including Kindle, iPad, and Kobo.
Details are available at projectcanadabooks.com.
Since the turn of the new century, Reginald Bibby has been maintaining that there are signs that organized religion is making a modest comeback in Canada. The vast majority of Canadians continue to identify with the country's dominant religious groups, participate in those groups in numbers that are only rivalled by involvement in sports and recreation, and indicate that they are receptive to even greater involvement if, in fact, religious groups can play a significant role in their lives. In Restless Gods, he documents the ongoing interest not only in spirituality but also in organized religion. In Restless Churches, he summarizes the religious situation in Canada, and suggests ways in which religious groups might respond to the opportunity and responsibility they face.
Second printing, September 2011
Cover Story, Maclean's, April 13, 2009
$22.95 softcover ISBN 9780981-06-1405 233 pp - 6 x 9 Project Canada Books Lethbridge
An Overview, Full Colour Booklet That Complements The Emerging Millennials
Note on Christian Smith's "Moralistic Therapeutic Dualism"
In The Emerging Millennials, a reference is made on p. 183 to additional analyses of Christian Smith's idea of "Moralistic Therapeutic Deism" as it relates to Canada. That brief analysis is available HERE.
TWO Youth Reports
Based on the
Project Teen Canada 2008
Bibby has been monitoring social trends among Canadian youth through national surveys of teenagers, 15-to-19, who are still in school, in 1984, 1992, and 2000. A fourth survey is planned for 2008. These surveys have been provided extremely valuable readings on young people. The wealth of information in this book resulted in its receiving front page coverage from Maclean's when it was first released in April of 2001.
The surveys have resulted in three books - The Emerging Generation (1985), Teen Trends (1992), and Canada's Teens (2001). The first two books were co-authored with Donald Posterski. Because Canada's Teens combines the findings of the first three national youth surveys, along with Bibby's six Project Canada adult national surveys spanning 1975-2000, the book may well contain more data on social trends in Canada than virtually any single publication to date.
The result is incredibly rich data on both young people and adults, that are woven together to provide an in-depth look at teenagers today, yesterday, and tomorrow. As a result, this book is an invaluable resource on Canadian life, and will be for decades to come. Indicative of its importance, the book was featured in a cover story in Maclean's when it was released in April of 2001.
The Companion Volume to The Emerging Millennials
Released in October of 2006, this is an important addition to Reginald Bibby’s bestselling books on social trends in Canada.
In The Boomer Factor, Bibby examines just what kind of country Boomers will be leaving behind. Drawing on his unparalleled series of national surveys of adults and teenagers spanning the years 1975 to 2005, he identifies ten important trends, including significant changes pertaining to: the pervasiveness of diversity, the decline of community, the rise in the desire for input, the new basis for decision-making, the new sense of time, and the information explosion. He also exposes myths about what people want, decreasing civility, conventional family aspirations, and the decline of religion.
Bibby offers provocative assessments of the implications of these patterns for social and personal well-being in Canada, in the process evaluating the Boomer legacy. He again displays his trademark ability to present important research findings in a journalistic and engaging style. The Boomer Factor has being greeted with much anticipation and enthusiasm, and already has received consideral national and regional media attention.
Cover Story, Maclean's, July 1, 2006
$22.95 softcover ISBN 0-9780554-4-6 246 pp – 6 x 9 Project Canada Books Lethbridge