Wednesday, 6 October 2010

The Census Campaign

The British Humanist Association has launched a campaign in advance of the 2011 census which is only five months away. The concern is that the 2001 census gave inaccurate results because of the leading nature of the religion question. The aim of the campaign is to get everyone to think carefully of the implications before answering the voluntary question on religion next year.

The BHA worked with the office of National Statistics (ONS) to try and improve the question for the 2011 Census. However, despite agreeing to testing of alternative questions, and admitting that the existing question was flawed, the ONS took the decision to keep the same inadequate question for the 2011 Census.

For further information see the Campaign website.
There is also a Facebook page. You can also donate to help finance publicity about this important issue.

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