Less than a third of Britons believe religion is important, says poll

May 3, 2017 by

by Alex Williams, Premier:

New research has found fewer than one in three Britons believe faith matters.

Ipsos Mori found 30 per cent of people said religion is important to them, a figure significantly lower than the global average of 53 per cent.

The statistics place Britain among the least religious countries in the world, with only Sweden, Belgium and Japan ranked lower.

The survey, which polled 18,000 people across 23 countries, also found four in five Britons believe the country has become more hostile towards immigration.

It concluded fewer than one in ten people believe healthcare will improve in future.

According to the 2011 census, 14.1 million – around one in four – people in England and Wales reported that they had no religion.

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