Region’s top religions revealed … it’s not what you think

Max Fleet

THE Northern Rivers is losing faith while turning toward an “unlikely” religion, Australia’s leading demographer Bernard Salt has revealed.” hints LOSING FAITH: 2011 AND 2016 census data reveals a decline in Tradtitional Regions and a rise in Atheism and Pentacostalism accorss the Northern Rivers.”Pentecostals are the 11th largest religious religious group in Australia.Further, the figures revealed nationally, atheism had increased by 45 percent over five years.Aside from atheism, Pentecostalism was also on the rise and was the only other religion to increase in Byron Bay.

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