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Spirituality Factsheet 2 - Just believe or question?

Australians not willing to “just believe”
Critical reflection and questioning are significant components of contemporary Australian spirituality. Nearly half (49%) of Australians surveyed think we should strongly oppose the idea of “just believing”. More than half (54%) of all men surveyed think we should question our beliefs. Being willing to question and reflect on beliefs is associated with higher levels of education. Indecision is most evident among younger people. Those who have a religion are much more likely to have a non-questioning approach to belief. Amongst those attending church, attenders have a preference to question their beliefs, rather than be dogmatic.

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