Irreligion in South Africa

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Irreligion, according to the South African National Census of 2001, accounts for the religious beliefs of 15.1% of people in South Africa, the majority of those being White.[1][2][3]

A 2012 poll indicated that the number of South Africans who consider themselves religious decreased from 83% of the population in 2005 to 64% of the population in 2012.[4]

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  1. ^ "Table: Census 2001 by province, gender, religion recode (derived) and population group". Census 2001. Archived from the original on 30 November 2006. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Religion in South Africa and around the world". Retrieved 2017-02-27.
  3. ^ "Godless, rich, professional, environmentally conscious: a snapshot of South Africa's atheists - Daily Maverick". Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Fewer religious people in SA - survey". 10 August 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2012.

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