The UK Census

The British Humanist Association are campaigning to get people to tick the ‘no religion’ box when filling in this year’s census form.

The BHA’s campaign is more important than many people might think. The statistics provided by the census can influence government policy, and the more people who say they are religious, the more the government is likely to pander to their views.

Many people in this country in the past have ticked the ‘Christian’ box even though they don’t believe in a god, rarely go to church (maybe for weddings and funerals only), but they celebrate Christmas and Easter as a cultural, rather than religious occasion. If you’re one of those people, make sure you tick the no religion box this year. It won’t stop you celebrating Christmas, but it will help provide a more realistic picture of the number of religious people in the country.

Read more about the census campaign here: http://census-campaign.org.uk/

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