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Faith and Belief in New Zealand

Faith and belief in Aotearoa, New Zealand

The 2018 Faith and Belief in New Zealand report, commissioned by the Wilberforce Foundation, explores attitudes towards religion, spirituality and Christianity in Aotearoa, New Zealand. The purpose of the research is to investigate faith and belief blockers among New Zealanders and to understand perceptions, opinions and attitudes towards Jesus, the Church and Christianity.

TheFaith and Belief image research was undertaken during March and April 2018 and the full report was released in May 2018. The report is a resource for faith-based organisations, policy makers, academics and others interested in how faith and belief is expressed in New Zealand. Alongside the report is a summary info graphic that brings together some of the findings of the study, presented in a visual form.

The report is available here and we would welcome it being shared widely to help stimulate discussion and debate. Similarly, we would appreciate any feedback on the report, including suggested areas for future research.  The Wilberforce Foundation is happy to provide additional support, including presentations, facilitated discussions and presenters. Print resolution versions of all resources are available, please get in touch if you would like to use.