I recently took part in a Q&A on the Census, which takes place on 21 March. Questions were on everything from Humanists UK’s history of campaigning on the Census to why the Census religion question is faulty, and what’s riding on making sure you give an accurate answer.
Many government decisions are made on the basis of Census data. Inflated religion numbers are used to justify things like discriminatory admissions and curriculums in faith schools, the exclusion of non-religious pastoral support workers in some hospitals, the use of religious services in place of civic events for important national occasions like Remembrance Day, and the continuation of anti-democratic anomalies like bishops voting in Parliament.
You can watch my answers in the video below, and remember… if you’re not religious, say so!