Islam and atheism fastest growing in the UK as Christianity suffers 'dramatic decline': Only 1 per cent of young people identify as Church of England!
As per a news report published in the British Telegraph, ‘the Christian belief has halved in Britain in 35 years with just one in three people now identifying as Christian - while atheism and Islam continue to rise’
“Christian belief has halved in Britain in 35 years with just one in three people now identifying as Christian - while atheism and Islam continue to rise,” the British Telegraph reports.
The news report published in the Telegraph, on July 11, quotes figures published by the British Social Attitudes Survey that reveal the widest ever margin between staunch atheists and believers who are certain that God exists. According to the survey, only one per cent of people aged 18-24 identify as Church of England!
“Of almost 4,000 people polled by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), 38 per cent described themselves as Christian - a fall from 50 per cent in 2008 and 66 per cent in 1983. Those identifying as Muslim increased from 1 per cent in 1983 to 3 per cent in 2008, and 6 per cent in 2018,” the report says.
The authors of the report argued that Britain is becoming more secular "not because adults are losing their religion" but because older people with an attachment to Christian denominations are "gradually being replaced in the population by unaffiliated younger people".