The question on religion in the Australian Census contains an element which is problematical in obtaining accurate figures.

The problem is that it asks “What is the person’s religion?

This is a leading question and can elicit a religion of baptism when the person may no longer be affiliated with any religion.

The Atheist Foundation of Australia’s submission to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Review of 2021 Census Topics, asking for the question on religion to be altered in line with a changing demographic, can be downloaded via this link:

http://atheistfoundation.org.au/assets/ABS-Submission-Review-of-2021-Census-Topics.pdf

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