Half of young people in England and Wales say they have no religion

Dec 22, 2021 by

from Evangelical Focus:

The number of people who define themselves as Christians in England and Wales has fallen to 51%, a 8% decrease since the 2011 census.

New data published by the Office for National Statistics shows that while 71.4% of women and 61% of men aged between 60 and 69 adhere to Christianity, the number falls to 35% when young people aged between 20 and 29 are asked.

“No religion” is now the most common answer among children (under 9): 42%, teenagers (10-19): 42%, and young people (20-29): 52%.

In the overall population, the group of those who say they have no religion grew from 31% in the 2011 to 38% in 2019.

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