Decline in number of Christians partly due to ageing

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Newstalk ZB Staff ,
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Thursday, 21 June 2018, 9:28AM
A professor of religion says the number of religious people in New Zealand will become clearer when the latest Census results are released. (Photo: Stock xchnge)

According to newly released research New Zealand is becoming less religious. Only one in three kiwis identify as Christians these days compared with half in the census of 12 years ago. Only nine percent consider themselves 'active practisers'. Massey University professor of religion, Peter Lineham, says church congregations are thinning out as parishioners get older.

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