Famous for vast natural resources and a wide diversity of mountains, forests, lakes, and prairie grasslands, Canada is the second largest country in the world. French and British traditions, along with US influence and cultures of numerous minorities, make Canada one of the world's most diverse and multicultural nations. Differences in the language, culture, and religion of French Quebec and English Canada, have brought the country close to the point of break up as late as 1995. Religion seems to have lost the interest of many. Today about 12 percent of the population of 30 million admit that they have no religious affiliation (this is 90 percent more than 1981). More than 85 percent of French Canadians claim to be Catholic, but the number is declining.