Poll on the religion question in the census

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Poll on the religion question in the census

Post by peter63 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:45 am

For what it's worth, thejournal.ie is running a poll on how people answered the religion question in the census

http://www.thejournal.ie/poll-how-did-y ... 8-Apr2011/
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Re: Poll on the religion question in the census

Post by bipedalhumanoid » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:26 am

Thanks for posting this. I just put a link to it on our facebook page. It has generated some interesting comments to say the least...
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Re: Poll on the religion question in the census

Post by Mr Kequc » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:18 pm

30% apparently ticked 'other', hilarious!
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Re: Poll on the religion question in the census

Post by aZerogodist » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:40 pm

Some of the points are great, some people just don't get it.
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Re: Poll on the religion question in the census

Post by Ter » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:42 am

I've asked a few people about this and they said that they left that question blank "I don't believe in god but I'm not an ATHEIST", being their reason. Sad but true, I on the other hand can never be anything else now LOLz.
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Re: Poll on the religion question in the census

Post by Beebub » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:43 pm

Ter wrote:I've asked a few people about this and they said that they left that question blank "I don't believe in god but I'm not an ATHEIST", being their reason. Sad but true, I on the other hand can never be anything else now LOLz.
Go back to them. The forms have not been collected yet. Explain that by ticking 'no religion' does not necessarily mean their atheists. They simply don't prescribe to the dogma of any organised religion. The question is no about god, it's about the number of people who follow organised religion.
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