Sunday, August 17, 2008

Secular nation

The Sunday Star Times has some preliminary results from their belief survey into New Zealanders' beliefs and superstitions (more details here). While they're highlighting the fact that slightly more Greens than the average believe in the existence of Taniwha, the result I think is more interesting is that only 41% of those surveyed believe in god. It's a self-selecting survey, so the usual caveats apply, but what it does tell us is that online readers of the Sunday Star-Times are a pretty secular bunch.