Census: Christians a minority in England; non-religious grow

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LONDON (AP) – The latest U.K. census has found that less than half of people in England and Wales consider themselves Christian.

It is first time the country’s official religion has been followed by a minority of the population.

Figures released Tuesday show that 46.2% of the population of England and Wales described themselves as Christian in the 2021 census, down from 59.3% in 2011.

Some 37% said they had no religion, up from 25% in 2011.

Secularism campaigners said the shift should trigger a rethink of the way religion is entrenched in British society.

Almost 82% of people in England and Wales identified as white in the census, down from 86% in 2011.

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11/29/2022 8:53:53 AM (GMT -6:00)

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