The dramatic movement away from religious faith occurring within Western Europe, Scandinavia, UK, and Canada is now being experienced in the land Down Under.
The following data is via the Christian Research Monitor, and surveys the decline of religiosity in Australia from 1993 to 2009:
-The percentage of churchgoers is down from 23% to 16%
-Only 47% of people believe in God, down from 61% in 1993
-People who identify with a Christian denomination fell 20% to 50%
-Those with no religion rose from 27% to 43%
-Belief in life after death fell from 52% to 46%
-The percentage of people who believe in heaven dropped from 51% to 44%
-Those that thought miracles happened dropped to 34% from 41%
Next stop on the Jesus Farewell Tour? USA. We eagerly await the results from the 2010 census.
Author ‘God Hates You. Hate Him Back’ and soon to be released ‘Jesus Lied. He Was Only Human’