Friday, April 20, 2007

What a godless lot we NZers are!!

The results of last year's census are now coming out and there is a fairly lengthy and interesting analysis in this morning's Herald.

This did catch the eye

Believe it or not

55.6 per cent said they were affiliated with a Christian religion, down from 60.6 per cent in 2001.

34.7 per cent said they had no religion, up from 29.6 per cent in 2001.

Top five religions

554,925 Anglicans, down 5.1 per cent.

508,437 Catholics, up 4.7 per cent.

400,839 Presbyterian-Congregational-Reformed, down 7 per cent.

186,234 Christians (with no denomination given), down 3.1 per cent.

121,806 Methodists, up 1 per cent.

Small, but growing

37.8 pc increase for Orthodox.

25.6 pc increase for Evangelical, born again and fundamentalist.

17.8pc increase for Pentecostal.



More than one in three New Zealanders have no religious affiliation.

I wonder why?

3 comments:

Transplanted Lawyer said...

Good for you!

T. F. Stern said...

Sounds like you need some of our Mormon Missionaries to help get you guys on the right path...

The probligo said...

TF,

I last had Mormons knock on my door about 30 years back. I was very polite. I told them that I respected their beliefs, and asked that they give my beliefs the same respect. We exchanged pleasantries and they departed.

We often see missionaries in our street, but ours is one of about five doors they do not knock. If they did, I would give them the same message.

Hey! Is it true that your Missionaries carry a "black book"?