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Census Day - Sunday 29 April 2001
Tick the box marked 'Muslim'
� For the first time in British history, there will be a question in the Census: What is your religion?
� If you are a Muslim and resident in the UK, tick the box marked 'Muslim'.
Why all UK Muslim residents should complete the Census 2001?
1. We will get accurate statistics on the Muslim community in Britain, for the first time.
2. Accurate statistics will help us seek the type of schools we need, housing, medical and social facilities, employment opportunities, and a fair share of our country's resources.
3. Muslim Identity - as opposed to racial or ethnic identity - will get clear public recognition
For yourself, your family and the future of the Muslim community in Britain - please answer the religion question in the Census on Census Day.
You will not get another opportunity like this for another ten years.
(The Census in Britain is done every ten years. The Muslim Council of Britain and its affiliates have been campaigning for many years for this religion question and all UK Muslim residents are urged to complete Census 2001 for real and lasting benefits.)
There are legal safeguards to ensure the confidentiality of census data and prevent misuse.
Download the MCB census poster (pdf format 460KB)
MCB urges participation in April Census
FAQs on the 2001 Census - The religion question
Office for National Statistics - census organiser
For further information please contact the MCB:
The Muslim Council of Britain
PO Box 52
Tel: 020 8903 9650
Fax: 020 8903 9026