The state of religion in Australia
The results of the 2016 Australian census are now out. They have been described by many media commentators as further proof of the “decline” or “irrelevance” of religion in Australia, especially Christianity.
But what does the census really prove? For Christians, is there any good news to discern? How do the results square with the more detailed McCrindle report of May 2017, ‘Faith and belief in Australia’?