Posted: Thu, 15 Feb 2018
The British public considers religious studies one of the least important subjects which secondary schools teach, according to a poll.
Posted: Wed, 17 Jan 2018
More than seven out of ten Icelanders who have an opinion on the separation of church and state support the idea, a poll has found.
Posted: Thu, 11 Jan 2018
The NSS has written to the DfE after research showed faith-based provision is treated preferentially during school reorganisations.
Posted: Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Nearly 60% of state-funded Jewish schools in England compel pupils to wear religious clothing, NSS research has revealed.
Posted: Thu, 19 Oct 2017
The number of children attending Church of England services during school time has risen for at least the third consecutive year.
Posted: Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Income generated by Church of England parishes topped £1 billion for the first time in 2015.
Posted: Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Most Brits under 65 think religion does more harm than good, with no evidence linking this to religious intolerance. Just 23% say religion defines them personally.
Posted: Fri, 06 Oct 2017
The NSS has urged the Environment Secretary to end the religious exemption from animal welfare laws after a rise in non-stun slaughter.
Posted: Thu, 05 Oct 2017
Countries with official or preferred religions are more likely to restrict religious activity, research suggests.
Posted: Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Girls in dozens of schools in England are forced to wear hijabs, according to National Secular Society research published in the Sunday Times today.
Posted: Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Dozens of small independent faith schools have repeatedly failed to meet Ofsted standards in the last three years.
Posted: Sun, 17 Sep 2017
The NSS has called for a 'fundamental rethink' about religious education after research showed that many English schools are not offering the subject.
Posted: Fri, 15 Sep 2017
Only 6% of adults in Britain are practising Christians and very few of them decided to become Christians during adulthood, a survey has found.
Posted: Mon, 04 Sep 2017
The National Secular Society has called for "a serious debate about religion's place in our society" after a study found the proportion of non-religious Britons had reached record levels.
Posted: Mon, 14 Aug 2017
Dozens of countries from all corners of the globe retain laws which punish blasphemy and most of them punish the 'crime' severely, according a report from the US government.
Posted: Thu, 06 Jul 2017
More British people are becoming non-religious, according to the National Secular Society's initial analysis of the latest British Social Attitudes survey.
Posted: Tue, 30 May 2017
Government plans to allow new faith schools to discriminate on religious grounds by selecting all of their pupils on the basis of faith have attracted mass public opposition, a poll has found.
Posted: Wed, 03 May 2017
A large-scale survey of views in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Palestine has reported extensive anti-women views and widespread tolerance of domestic violence.
Posted: Thu, 06 Apr 2017
Census figures released by the Irish Central Statistics Office show a huge increase in the number of non-believers, as the number of self-identified Catholics continued to drop.