The census – make yourself count
Most people will have received their census forms in today’s post. You might think that thereâ€™s a supernatural side to life, or that there is a god of some kind, but if organised religion isnâ€™t for you, how you answer the religion question is important.
Please help to ensure that the census gives an accurate and honest picture of the religious/non-religious balance of the UK. Donâ€™t ignore the question and leave it blank, or you wonâ€™t count.
The 2001 census results were used to justify more faith schools and religious broadcasting, unelected religious leaders being involved in political decisions, 26 bishops in the House of Lords, public services being contracted out to religious organisations, and continuing special privileges for the church. Many people donâ€™t want these things. If that includes you, tick “No religion” – but not before 27 March, Census Day.
Don’t write “humanist”, or “atheist” or anything else at the bottom of the list – they’re not religions. All you need to do is tick the “No religion” box.