On March 21st adults will be filling in their census forms.
Cornwall Humanists held a meeting by Zoom last Sunday, on 14th March.
We discussed the leading question about your religion in the census form.
It asks “What is your religion?” – which assumes that you have one.
The unbiased question would ask,
“ Do you have a religion?” and then,
“ If so, which one?”
It was decided to write to local newspapers, to encourage people to answer the question on religion, without being guided to say that they have one, by the way the question is worded.
This matters because census results are one of the elements used to plan policy on health, education and social services.
So, if you are not religious please tick “No religion” on your census form.