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Australian Communities Report: A Demographic & Social Analysis of Religion & the Church in Australia
 

Australian Communities Report: A Demographic & Social Analysis of Religion & the Church in Australia

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This Australian Communities Report ...

This Australian Communities Report
analyses attitudes towards religion and
Christianity in 21st century Australia. McCrindle Research is a global leader in social and market research and resources are available at www.mccrindle.com.au

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    Australian Communities Report: A Demographic & Social Analysis of Religion & the Church in Australia Australian Communities Report: A Demographic & Social Analysis of Religion & the Church in Australia Presentation Transcript

    • The Australian Communities Report, commissioned by Olive TreeMedia, is an analysis of religion & spirituality in 21st CenturyAustralia and research into the main belief blockers of Christianity.This research was conducted by McCrindle Research in October2011 based on a national representative survey of 1,094 Australiansand 3 focus groups of Gen Y, Gen X and Baby Boomers.
    • ReligiousAffiliation Source: ABS Census 2006 Data
    • Australians & Religion:“Christian”, “Spiritual” & “None”.What is your religion?
    • Spirituality & Religion DefinedSpirituality = “Self awareness” = “A deeper connection”Religion = “Attendance” = “Tasks” = “Obligations”
    • Religious identity, but less activityHow active are you in practicing your religion?
    • Outgrowing ReligionWhat best describes your current religious status?
    • I went to Catholic primary school so we hadto go to church... It faded out when I gotolder , in my life and my family’s as well...
    • Significant “warmth” towards Christianity Engel Scale ModifiedWhat best describes your current beliefs & attitudes towards Christianity?
    • Family is formative Mass media & social media a growing influence.Who or what has most influenced your perceptions & opinions of Christians & Christianity?
    • Half of all Aussies “not open at all” But almost half are to some extent “open”How open are you to changing your religious worldview?
    • Belief blockers:Doctrine & Practices (“block completely”)To what extent do the following block or engage you...? Not open to change
    • My belief is that God will send yousomewhere else, but not actually inhell.
    • Belief blockers:Christianity & the Church (“massive negative”) To what extent do the following attract or repel you...? Not open to change
    • The church needs to let people knowthat it is not that they are enforcingsomething on the society, let themknow that it’s about faith.
    • Significant belief in JesusWas Jesus a real person from history?
    • When did Jesus live?
    • Reasonable acceptance of the miraculousTo what extent do you believe the following?
    • Religious conversations: not routine, but not taboo.Do you ever talk about spirituality or religion when you gather with friends?
    • Mark McCrindlemark@mccrindle.com.au 02 8824 3422 mccrindle.com.au