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Naomi Phillips strikes again on Radio Oxford

Head of Public Affairs, Naomi Phillips, has been out and about representing our cause once again: this time featuring on Radio Oxford’s Sunday morning show with Phil Mercer.  You can listen to her appearance by clicking here, and skipping forward to … Continue reading

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ONS and the relevance of religion to people’s lives

The Census not only fails to measure whether people actually practise ‘their religion’, the Office of National Statistics also knows full well that most people who say they are religious don’t base any of their life decisions on those beliefs. … Continue reading

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Are your answers on the Census confidential and safe?

While out campaigning, a number of people have asked about how safe their data will be.  “If we tick ‘No Religion’”, we’ve been asked, ‘will that damage my child’s chances of getting into a faith school, if those are the … Continue reading

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Happy Australia Day as Australian Census Campaign Launched!

It’s Australia Day, so we’d like to give a big shout out to the The Atheist Foundation of Australia (AFA), who have recently launched their own Census Campaign focussing on their Census taking place on the 9 August.  The campaign highlights the fact that around the … Continue reading

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Naomi Phillips and the Census Campaign on Radio Essex

Bright and early on Sunday morning, Head of Public Affairs at the BHA Naomi Phillips was busy spreading the word about the Census Campaign on BBC Radio Essex.  You can listen again to her appearance (1hr 09). She said: The … Continue reading

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Official survey finds most Brits non-religious

The latest British Social Attitudes Survey (BSA), published at the start of this month but conducted in 2009, shows 50.7% of people surveyed claim to be non-religious.  Only 43.7% say they are Christian, while the remaining 5% belong to non-Christian … Continue reading

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Atheist Ireland launches “Be Honest to Godless in the Irish Census” Campaign

The Census Campaign is honoured that a similar campaign has begun in Ireland ahead of the Irish Census on 10 April, the message: “Be Honest to Godless in the Irish Census on Sunday 10 April. Think before you tick. And … Continue reading

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Treating “religion” as a proxy for ethnicity causes real damage to the non-religious

Originally published at ePolitix.com on Wednesday Today, exactly five months before the next (and possibly final) Census takes place in England and Wales, the British Humanist Association (BHA) has launched ‘The Census Campaign’. The Census Campaign calls on people who are not … Continue reading

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Census Campaign in the blogosophere

Guardian religious affairs correspondent Riazat Butt, on the Guardian News Blog, receives the Census Campaign breezily: The British Humanist Association has launched a campaign to encourage non-believers and the seriously lapsed to tick the “no religion” box on the 2011 census with … Continue reading

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New site features

There are a few new features on census-campaign.org.uk. As well as a little countdown to Census day over there in the sidebar… you can now take the pledge to tick “No religion”. Thanks to the hundreds who have already pledged … Continue reading

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