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Most Irish people still describe themselves as 'Catholic' – but in name only

Most Irish people still describe themselves as 'Catholic' – but in name only

Posted: Thu, 07 Jun 2012

A new Ipsos MRBI poll for the Irish Times shows that although 89 per cent of people in Ireland still describe themselves as 'Catholic', it is not Catholicism as the Pope knows it.

Survey shows belief in God declining worldwide

Survey shows belief in God declining worldwide

Posted: Fri, 20 Apr 2012

Belief in God is declining gradually worldwide, with faith highest among older people, a report released by the University of Chicago on Wednesday found.

Muslims more successful at enforcing their religion from generation to generation

Muslims more successful at enforcing their religion from generation to generation

Posted: Fri, 17 Feb 2012

An academic study by Cardiff University shows that the proportion of adult Muslims actively practising the faith they were brought up in as children was 77%. That compares with 29% of Christians and 65% of other religions.

Catholic and Episcopal churches shrinking

Catholic and Episcopal churches shrinking

Posted: Thu, 09 Feb 2012

Statistics from the latest edition of the Catholic Directory of England and Wales reveal a picture of a shrinking church.

Census religion question questioned

Census religion question questioned

Posted: Wed, 25 Jan 2012

Questions in test surveys by the Government before the last Census revealed more people said they had no religion than the question chosen for the Census did.

Mosques out of step with needs of young Muslims, says prison advisor

Mosques out of step with needs of young Muslims, says prison advisor

Posted: Thu, 12 Jan 2012

Young Muslim men are turning away from religion in their droves because of the old-fashioned attitudes in Britain's mosques, according to the Prison Service's Muslim advisor.