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European research shows 32% of Britons are non-believers

Posted: Thu, 22 Nov 2012 15:51

European research shows 32% of Britons are non-believers

Eurobarometer, the public opinion analysis sector of the European Commission, has published a report on discrimination (pdf) in the EU which includes information on the self-reported beliefs of people across the EU.

Seven per cent are atheists and 16% agnostics or non-believers – 23% in total, with highs of 59% in the Czech republic, 49% in the Netherlands, 37% in Estonia and France, 43% in Sweden and 32% in the UK.

The lows are 0% in Cyprus and Romania, 3% in Bulgaria,Greece and Malta, 5% in Poland, 6% in Italy, and 7% in Ireland and Portugal.

Tags: Statistics