Posts Tagged ‘religious affiliation’

LGBTQ Americans tend to be younger and have no religion

Monday, March 27th, 2023
Report: LGBTQ

For the most part, religious Americans say their LGBTQ neighbors should be free of discrimination when they are at work, in public or at home. This is true even among groups that oppose same-sex marriage. One place they disagree is over whether businesses — such as cake bakers or other vendors — ever have the Read more

Christianity is not in terminal decline in Britain, whatever the census might say

Monday, December 5th, 2022

Two thousand years ago, a family took part in a census. Over the coming weeks in schools, churches, high streets, and venues across this country, the Christmas story that began with Mary and Joseph’s journey for a census will be enjoyed and celebrated by millions of people. But of what story are we a part? Read more

2021 Census finds less than half England and Wales is Christian

Thursday, December 1st, 2022
Census data

Newly released 2021 Census results show under half the population of England and Wales describe themselves as “Christian”. Other parts of the UK – Scotland and Northern Ireland – report their census results separately. This is the first time the official religion of England and Wales – Christianity – has been followed by a minority Read more

How many Catholics are there in New Zealand?

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Statistics NZ has released some data on religious affiliations from the 2018 Census. They have conceded that one in six people did not complete the census, which was run online for the first time. The data, therefore, may be understated. The raw data is somewhat confusing for those who are not versed in the art of Read more

NZ born population drifting away from church

Friday, June 17th, 2016

People born or raised in New Zealand, are drifting from church says the Catholic Bishop of Auckland Patrick Dunn. He said this is happening across all ethnicities. Dunn said that while it was affecting all parishes, many were not aware it was happening, because the churches were still full. New New Zealanders are replacing are Read more

New Zealand’s perception of itself way off the mark

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Asked how many people in 100 they believed did not affiliate with any religion, New Zealanders responded 49 people. In fact, 37 out of 100 people do not affiliate with any religion. Religious affiliation was one of the 11 features surveyed. This response is just one of the questions posed in an Ipsos MORI Perils of Read more

More Americans claim ‘no religious affiliation’

Friday, October 12th, 2012

About 20 percent of the American people say they are unaffiliated with any religion, making them almost as numerous as Catholics, who accounted for 22 percent of participants in a new Pew Research Center study released Oct. 9. The survey of 2,973 adults conducted this summer found people who say they are atheist, agnostic or Read more