- 40% of New Zealanders report themselves to be "non-religious"
- Those who reported themselves as Christians declined by over 100,000 compared to 2006
- Anglicans alone lost nearly 100,000 in that period
- Catholicism, although declining as well, has become the largest single religious group in New Zealand
- Some smaller Christian groups and several other minority religions have grown to varying degrees
We should maintain that if an interpretation of any word in any religion leads to disharmony and does not positively further the welfare of the many, then such an interpretation is to be regarded as wrong; that is, against the will of God, or as the working of Satan or Mara.
Buddhadasa Bikkhu, a Thai Buddhist Monk