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April 29, 2011

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In the Canadian 2011 Census, Make Sure You’re Counted!

by atheistsbecounted

If you’re an atheist or agnostic, the 2011 Census is likely to under represent you by a factor of over 100!

The census data on religion produced by the 2001 census gave a wholly misleading picture of the religiosity of Canada.  In this website, you can:

Explore the Problem

Learn the history of the census and other relevant census information, and find out why there are some major problems with respect to its representation of atheists, agnostics and non-religious Canadians.

Why this matters

If you say you’re religious on the census and don’t really mean it, then you are treated by some sections of the media, churches, and even government policymakers as if you are a fully-fledged believer.

What you can do

The short answer is simple. If you’re not religious, then answer “No Religion” on the census. For explanation on this and other ways to help, click here.

We need to raise awareness and we need to do it quickly. We are asking like-minded people to support advertising for the Census Campaign on public

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  1. Apr 29 2011

    Hi, this is a comment.
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  2. May 8 2011

    Since StatsCan counts ‘atheist’ under no religion, I would argue that we should be filling in atheist instead of just checking none.

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