Posts Tagged ‘Census’

2011 census and faith, society, and politics in England and Wales Comments 0

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

We are halfway through the season of Advent, when Christians look forward to the return of Jesus Christ and also start celebrating Christmas, his first time on Earth. Unfortunately, according to the 2011 Census results just released, there are more than four million fewer Christians celebrating now than ten or so years ago. It seems somewhat Read more

Census: Even more Catholics in Ireland Comments 0

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Ireland is still the Catholic country of the English-speaking world reports the Irish Times. Results of the April 2011 census, published Friday, report 84% of Ireland’s population (3.86 million), describe themselves Catholic. The 179,889 increase in Catholics however represents a 2.8% drop from the 2006 figure. The percentage drop is put down to the the fact that Read more

Tick “no religion” urge Aussie Atheists Comments 0

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

The Atheist Foundation of Australia is urging Australians with no religious affiliation to tick the “no religion” box in the up-coming census. Billboards urging Australians with no religious affiliation to tick the “no religion” option have begun to appear around parts of NSW and the foundation has launched a website urging Australians to tick the “no religion” Read more