Tags: Religion & Belief
Posted: Wed, 08 Aug 2012
According to the latest global poll released by RedC Opinion Poll, part of WIN-Gallup International, a world-wide network of leading opinion pollsters, the number of self-declared atheists in the world has risen by 9% since the measure was last taken in 2005.
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.
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.
Posted: Wed, 11 Apr 2012
An Easter YouGov poll for The Sun, in which a representative sample of 1,742 adults were interviewed, found that Britons are, in the main, uninterested in religion.
Posted: Wed, 07 Mar 2012
The doctor accused of trying to convert a patient to Christianity in a consultation is to face a new hearing by the General Medical Council in June, after the regulator ruled the patient can testify by phone.
Posted: Wed, 07 Mar 2012
State-sanctioned religions risk alienating minorities and discriminating against members of other faiths, an independent United Nations human rights expert warned this week.
Posted: Tue, 28 Feb 2012
Last year, the evangelical Christian MP Gary Streeter set up what he called "an inquiry" into whether Christians are being 'marginalised' in the UK. It has now produced a report jointly with the Evangelical Alliance UK.
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.
Posted: Tue, 14 Feb 2012
Results of a poll carried out by Ipsos MORI for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science show that UK Christians are overwhelmingly secular in their attitudes on a wide range of issues.
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.
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.
Posted: Thu, 19 Jan 2012
Provisional statistics released this week by the Church of England show the Church continuing to shrink. Average Sunday attendance in 2010 continued in a downward trend, falling by two per cent to 923,700 or around 1.5% of the UK population.
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.
Posted: Thu, 05 Jan 2012
A new Government-sponsored survey of 10,000 people shows that Christianity continues to decline in England and Wales – the numbers who define themselves as Christian has fallen 10% in five years. Those who say they have no religion rose from 15% to 21% in the same period.
Posted: Fri, 09 Dec 2011
The latest British Social Attitudes Survey paints a grim picture for the future of religion in this country.
Posted: Fri, 30 Sep 2011
The latest Office of National Statistics Integrated Household Survey figures on religion reveal an extraordinarily rapid decline in Christianity in Britain. The figures, published this week, show that growing numbers of Britons are rejecting religious belief, with almost one in four now saying they have "no religion at all"