Friday, December 02, 2011

current Australian attitudes toward religion and Christianity

There is a great resource just out, exploring attitudes toward religion and Christianity in 21st century Australia. It emerges from Olive Tree media and is based on focus groups and a national survey of 1,094 Australians.

Almost half of Australians consider themselves open to religious change
Key obstacles are not around belief, but around behaviour (like abuse, hypocrisy, judging attitudes). For example, some 76% consider themselves repelled by church abuse.

There is a high quality, attractively presented four page summary here here, while the entire report, 32 pages, can be purchased from here.

It’s a resource I will be using it in my Reading Cultures class, and will be weaving the data into mission shaped ministry.

Posted by steve at 04:11 PM


  1. hmm…. is this research by Mark McCrindle? You might want to check his sample base. He was slammed recently for a very limited sample. I’d have to say that some of his earlier stuff hasnt impressed me at all. This might be fine though. I havent bought and read it yet.

    Comment by craig — December 2, 2011 @ 7:11 pm

  2. details of sample size is on the actual post,


    Comment by steve — December 2, 2011 @ 8:19 pm

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