Interestingly (and contrary to media reporting), these beliefs haven’t changed in 50 years.
- 74% of Australians believe in God.
- 53% believe in heaven.
- 45% believe in life after death.
- 43% believe in resurrection.
- 42% believe in the divinity of Jesus.
- 33% believe in the devil.
- 32% believe in hell.
20% of Australians attend church less than monthly.
Source: ACS98 Why people don’t go to church p48, p68 (available here).
Here’s the big question – how might these insights be used to reach Australians with the gospel?