Welcome to Dorset Humanists

Dorset Humanists is a welcoming group for humanists, atheists and agnostics who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. We meet in Bournemouth for informative and enjoyable presentations, debates and discussions on a wide range of subjects including ethics, science, religion, philosophy, politics, our environment and much more. We also organise regular social events.

Why is the religion question in the Census 2011 misleading?

As the Census Campaign says:-
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

More about the Dorset Humanists Census Campaign.

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