There are More People of ‘No Religion’ Than There Are Christians in England and Wales

A man with a bow sits upon a white horse. Their depiction is one of false religions.

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Donna Rachel Edmunds – 24 May 2016

People who have no religion now outstrip Christians in England and Wales, as those brought up within the faith are falling away, new analysis of religious beliefs in the two countries has found.

The proportion of people who consider themselves to have no religion at all, referred to as ‘nones’, reached 48.5 percent in 2014, soaring up from nearly half that, 25 percent, in 2011 according to the census results of that year.

Meanwhile those who affiliate with a Christian denomination, whether Anglican, Catholic or another strain, numbered 43.8 percent of the population in 2014, the Guardian has reported.