National Household Survey (NHS)

Religion of person, category

Religion refers to the person's self-identification as having a connection or affiliation with any religious denomination, group, body, sect, cult or other religiously defined community or system of belief. Religion is not limited to formal membership in a religious organization or group.

For infants or children, religion refers to the specific religious group or denomination in which they are being raised, if any.

Persons without a religious connection or affiliation can self-identify as atheist, agnostic or humanist, or can provide another applicable response.

Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programmes.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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