More than half of UK population is non-religious

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  • cofty
    I hope for a world where religion is no more influential in society than a hobby like knitting or trainspotting.
  • JWdaughter
    I could tell you of a couple of trendy clubs in Cairo if you want the bellydancers and the middle eastern vibe. And lots of Stella.
  • freemindfade

    Thank God... or lack there of!

  • Oubliette

    sbf: Imagine a world where no one was religious. Would we really want that?

    I would, absolutely yes.

  • steve2

    Imagine a world where no one was religious. Would we really want that?


    "Religion poisons everything" (Christopher Hitchens).

    "Religion is a snare and a racket" (Joe "Judge" Rutherford).

    Wherever religion has taken root, taking umbrage over perceived or actual insulting and/oroffensive language (i.e., blasphemies) is never far away.

    Humans maim and kill without the backing of religious edicts. But, when they have the backing of religious edicts, man do they maim and kill with gusto.

    In the case of the more religiously pacifist, the maiming and killing take on a spiritual and emotional bent.

  • Vidiot

    I wonder how recently the scale was tipped, and where we're at in Canada and the US?

  • darkspilver
    bemused: the British Social Attitudes Survey, which is a major annual survey, the latest report covering the year 2013... For the first time, those people saying they are not members of any religious group are in the majority in the UK

    Somewhat unsurprisingly the lastest British Social Attitudes survey released today - September 4, 2017 - shows the tend is continuing....

    British Social Attitudes: Record number of Brits with no religion

    National Centre for Social Research, Monday, September 4, 2017

    The latest data on religious affiliation from NatCen’s British Social Attitudes survey reveals that the proportion of people in Britain who describe themselves as having no religion is at its highest ever level.

    More than half (53%) of the British public now describe themselves as having “no religion”, up from 48% in 2015. The proportion of non-believers has increased gradually since the survey began in 1983, when the proportion saying they had no religion stood at 31%.



    The media are picking up on the Survey - for example:

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