A minority of Australians view Jesus as God in human form.
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Topics: News Jun 2020 jesus spirituality beliefs australian community survey sor sor-prelim christianity
Among Australians who do not think that Jesus was a mythical/fictional character, 26% believe he was/is God in human form, 26% a prophet or spiritual leader, and 20% just a normal human being.
Age: Those aged 65 years or older are the most likely age group to consider Jesus to God, while those aged 50-64 are most likely to think of him as a prophet/spiritual leader.
Gender: Men and women do not differ significantly in their beliefs about Jesus.
Education: Those with a university qualification are more likely than others to believe Jesus was/is God.
Religion: Christians who regularly attend church are much more likely than those who don't to believe in the divinity of Jesus.
Spirituality Cluster: Belief in the divinity of Jesus drops markedly with decreasing religiousness.
Real? Divine? Resurrected? How do Australians perceive God and Jesus?
A range of spiritual and religious identities exist amongst Australians.
The mystical and supernatural are part of the experience or belief of most Australians