RD.net promised that there would be an announcement 'after midnight' and the world waited . . . and waited. What they said was true of course. It was just a little longer after midnight than we hoped
At last, after holding our breath for half an hour, it appeared . . .
RDFRS UK commissioned Ipsos MORI to carry out the research in the week immediately following the 2011 UK Census. It explored in depth the extent to which adults recorded as Christian in the 2011 UK Census (or who would have been recorded as Christian, if they had answered the question) believe, know about, practise and are influenced by Christianity, as well as their reasons for having described themselves as Christian in the Census. [Read on]
As luck would have it, the dreadful Baroness Warsi has managed to time a visit to the Vatican perfectly. Steve Zara has written a nice succinct comment on the story on his blog.
The most important line in the announcement (for me at least) was this:
A copy of the data relating to this Press Release may be found here.
Reason and science live up to their names.
And there is more! The second press release can be found here:
UK Christians oppose special influence for religion in public policy