Philosophies of life

Research shows diverse philosophies influences how Australians live.

Four out of ten Australians nominated the Christian religion as the most influential life philosophy on how they live today. A further 32% were unable to name an underlying life philosophy that most influenced them. Those born overseas are more likely to nominate both Christian and non-Christian religions as influential. Church attendance is strongly related to belief that Christianity has an influence on one’s life.


Ruth Powell and Kathy Jacka Kerr.


Powell, R., & Jacka, K. (2010). Philosophies of life. NCLS Research Australian Spirituality Fact Sheet 3. Sydney: NCLS Research.