Census No Religion – An Australian Campaign For The Truth #censusnoreligion

censusnoreligionWell, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged… and here’s something to blog about.

From the site censusnoreligion.org.au:

Many people in Australia are born into religion but no longer practice or hold the same beliefs.

On the 2016 census, the opportunity to choose ‘No religion’ is now at the top of the list, giving people the chance to consider their answer first.

Accurate census data helps policy makers & political leaders make all sorts of planning and funding decisions. So if you’re not religious any more, mark the new ‘No religion’ box on the 2016 Census.

The Census is an important chance to make sure your interests are met and that views you don’t hold are not over-represented in the coming years.

…After successful campaigns in New Zealand and England/Wales, those countries now report a population with nearly 50% of the population identifying as non religious. This is an increase of nearly 25% over the last 5 years.

Your donation today will help Australia get a more accurate representation of how religious the population is. And this will have impact on the future decisions of our politicians and policy makers.

There’s also a fundraising campaign to spread the message further than social media and traditional media outlets, and you can find that here.

About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a former Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide. She regularly presents a news and current affairs show on RTRFM's The Mag (tune in on Tuesdays!).
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science. She files her nails while they drag the lake.