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Thank you

Census day has come and gone, and we are thrilled with the impact that the campaign has had. Over last weekend Andrew and Naomi each spoke on mainstream TV programs about the Census, communicating the important message of the campaign.  We … Continue reading

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A response to Deborah Orr

The Census Campaign received a generous amount of attention yesterday in the Comment is Free section of the Guardian, courtesy of an article written by Deborah Orr.  Unfortunately, the commentary was not entirely complimentary with respect to the campaign and … Continue reading

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ONS admits that the census does not measure religious belief

Yesterday in the House of Commons, MP of Hove Mike Weatherley asked a very relevant and pressing question.  He asked the Minister of the Cabinet Office: what account the Office for National Statistics took of the proportion of the population … Continue reading

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New survey evidence shows that the census religion question is fatally flawed

Over the last decade, results from the religion question in the previous census have been used repeatedly as a proxy for religious belief in the planning public services. We have argued throughout this campaign that this constitutes a misuse of the … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin and the census: to boycott or not to boycott?

Many were appalled when Lockheed Martin, the notorious US arms manufacturer, was awarded the £150m contract to run the census on behalf of the Office for National Statistics.  We have already written a blog about the security of census data, … Continue reading

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Jedi? Heavy Metaller? Troll? Why we should present a united front under ‘No Religion’

In the last census, over 390 000 people claimed they belong to the Jedi religion: about 13 000 more than those who self-identified as Jewish. As the 2011 census arrives on our doorsteps, many different ‘religions’ are vying for the … Continue reading

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New Census Campaign advertiser steps up

“How this could cause anyone serious offence is a mystery to us” After being rejected by advertising space owners on the railway network, Census Campaign posters are back with a vengeance. Our original slogan, ‘If you’re not religious for God’s … Continue reading

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Window stickers for one and all!

As a big thank-you to our wonderful supporters, we have decided to extend the offer and send out Census Campaign window stickers to anyone who wants one.  These will look like the graphic above, and can be put up on … Continue reading

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Ed Byrne on the Census Campaign

Comedian Ed Byrne joins us at the British Humanist Association office to discuss the Census Campaign, the religion question, and the not so trivial point that non-religious people should tick “No religion”. Thanks Ed!

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A bumper sticker shaped ‘thank-you’ for donations

We have reached our £15,000 target! In order to thank those who have already given to the campaign, we have ordered hundreds of bumper stickers which we will send out to a random selection of donors. (This is possible thanks … Continue reading

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