These leaders then encouraged their members to write in Australian Christian Churches rather than Pentecostal so the census may not reflect the actual growth of Pentecostalism. This is called 'religious pluralism'.
Denominational switching Reasons for denominational switching Denominational switching refers to the transfer of followers from one Christian denomination to another.
Changing Patterns of religious Adherents: Main points to consider: decline in the those identifying with Christianity from This was a much lower growth than anticipated considering the growing visibility of Pentecostalism in Australia. Denominational switching iv.
Feng shui, which is the belief that the strategic placement of furniture and possessions can lead to greater harmony and well being in life. Buddhism has shown rapid growth in recent decades, recently overtaking Islam to become the largest religion other than Christianity in Australia.
This saw a seven-fold increase from the previous census year in the percentage of persons stating they had no religion 0.