... well sort of.
There was a very high profile debate held in the Sydney Town Hall this week on the subject, "Would the World Be Better Off Without Religion?"
Apparently, the event was sold out, and the Sydney Morning Herald conducted it's own readers' poll on the question.
Here is the result:
IQ2 Debate : Would the world be better off without religion?
Yes - 81%
No - 19%
Total Votes: 9311 Poll date: 19/08/08
It makes an old Aussie atheist's heart proud to see that 81% of Herald readers (one of Australia's most prestigious papers) think we'd be better off ditching religion. Sometimes I just love this country!