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Spirituality Resource Library

The following series of Fact Sheets have been produced by NCLS Research to provide a snapshot of the spirituality of Australians, based on the 2009 Australian Survey of Social Attitudes.

They explore Australians' life philosophies, approaches to belief, guidance by faith and opinions about Jesus.

About the Australian Survey of Social Attitudes (2009)

The International Social Survey Program (ISSP) is an ongoing survey designed to monitor changes in society across a range of countries. In 2009 the ISSP was undertaken in Australia by the Australian National University via the Australian Survey of Social Attitudes (AuSSA).
The survey included a standard component on religion, as well as customised questions regarding religion and spirituality which were commissioned by a consortium that included NCLS Research. The sample comprised 1718 adults across Australia.
Evans, A. (2009) [computer file], The Australian Survey of Social Attitudes, Australian Social Science Data Archives, The Australian National University, Canberra.

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Australians split over Jesus’ resurrection
Four in ten Australians say religious faith is important to shape life’s decisions.
New research shows diverse philosophies influences how Australians live
Studies reveal Australians not willing to ‘just believe’
Many Australians agree there is something beyond that makes sense of it all

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