Essential Report

Involvement in Religious Activities

Jul 27, 2011

Q. Thinking about your involvement (if any) in religious activities – over the last five years have you –
(This question was commissioned by Network Ten)

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Men Women Age

18-34

Aged

35-54

Aged 55+
Participated more in religious activities 10% 10% 11% 3% 7% 12% 10% 10% 8%
Participated less in religious activities 7% 8% 7% 4% 7% 7% 14% 4% 3%
Participated about the same 25% 22% 27% 24% 24% 26% 22% 29% 24%
Not participated at all in religious activities 55% 59% 52% 67% 58% 52% 49% 54% 64%
Don’t know 3% 1% 2% 2% 3% 3% 5% 3% 1%

10% say they have participated more in religious activities over the last 5 years and 7% have participated less. 25% say their participation has not changed and 55 have not participated in religious activities at all.

Women (12%) were more likely to have participated more and those aged under 35 more likely to have participated less (14%).

Older respondents were most likely not to have participated at all (64%).

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