Almost five million Australians says they have no religious beliefs


A Christmas church service at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne. Picture: Josie Hayden Source: News Limited
WE love Christmas and spend billions celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, but according to a report, Australians are losing their religion.

By Peter Mickelburoughnews.com.au

In the past 100 years, the number of Australians reporting on the national census that they have „no religion“ has jumped from one in 250 in 1911 to more than one in five in 2011.

In addition, many of those who nominate a religious affiliation do not actively participate in religious activities.

The latest Australian ­Bureau of Statistics social trends report provides the first in-depth look at the 2011 census data on religion.

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