Ahead of the 2021 census in March, join Andrew Copson for an exploration of the UK Census and why it’s so important that you tick ‘No religion’ (in England and Wales) or 'None' (in Northern Ireland) if you don’t believe in or practice a religion.
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 absurdities like bishops voting in Parliament.
Andrew will answer some of your questions about our history of campaigning on the Census, why the Census religion question is faulty, and what’s riding on making sure you give an accurate answer. Tick 'no religion'/'none'!