Atheism and Islam on the rise in the UK as Christianity suffers ‘dramatic decline’

Jul 12, 2019 by

by Gabriella Swerling, Telegraph:

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.

Figures published by the British Social Attitudes Survey reveal the widest ever margin between staunch atheists and believers who are certain that God exists.

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 survey shows that the biggest change is in the number of people who define themselves as “confident atheists”, which rose from 10 per cent in 1998 to 18 per cent in 2008 and its record high of 26 per cent in 2018.

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See also: Is the church in the UK a sinking ship? by David Robertson, Christian Today

Those who drive Christianity out of society are preparing the way for Islam. Report of interview with Peter Hitchens, Caldron Pool.

Why Polly Toynbee is wrong about God, by Freddie Sayers, unherd

Drag queens oust God from the reading corner, by Ann Farmer, The Conservative Woman: “A church-run playgroup has been banned from Burgess Hill library in West Sussex after parents complained that the lyrics of the nursery rhymes they sang mentioned God…[Meanwhile] libraries are engaging badly made-up middle-aged men in frocks to read stories about sexual diversity to children.”

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