Irie or Anansi

Will there be a greater increase in belief in Traditional African Religion over Rastafarianism at the 2021 Census?

This bet pits Rastafarianism and belief in Traditional African Religion religion, both religions of the African Diaspora, against one another.  Will there be a greater increase in belief in Traditional African religion? Back this bet if you think so.  If you think Rastafarianism is growing faster, then lay this bet.

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Bet Description

The Jamaican saying “Irie” is often used to mean “everything is alright and fine.” Anansi is an African folktale character. He often takes the shape of a spider and is sometimes considered to be a god of all knowledge of stories. This bet pits Rastafarianism, a religion of the African diaspora against affiliation with the belief in ‘Traditional African Religion’.  Which religion will show the greatest rise in affiliations between 2011 and 2021?

Decision Logic lets you make money from gambling on religious beliefs using the the 2021 population Census for England and Wales (E&W).  All bets relate to the ‘What is Your Religion?’ question on the census. A census happens every ten years and Census Day 2021 is Sunday March 21, 2021. The Census is run by the Office for National Statistics and is administered to 20 million households. Betfair Metaphysical allows you to wager on the outcomes. More details can be found at See the explainer video tutorials for more information on metaphysical gambling.

This bet will be resolved upon publication by the Office for National Statistics of the detailed characteristics for the Religion question. Such as in the equivalent table for the  2011 Religious Populations 2011, Main Religions. Arbitration will be provided by the University of Manchester hosted British Religion in Numbers (BRIN) research programme.  BRIN is part of the British Academy, and has been providing cutting edge research into religion and society since 2008.