Ask a silly question…
In the 2001 Census, a highly leading question “What is your religion?” was included.
By assuming that all participants held a religious belief, the question captured some kind of loose cultural affiliation, and as a result over 70% responded ‘Christian’, a far higher percentage than nearly every other significant survey or poll on religious belief in the past decade.
Unfortunately, the Office of National Statistics has decided to reuse this same flawed question in the 2011 census:-
|The Religion question in the 2011 Census|
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