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Poll shows that UK views its Muslims and Jews more favourably than other European countries

Poll shows that UK views its Muslims and Jews more favourably than other European countries

Posted: Wed, 28 May 2014 13:24

According to a recent poll from the US-based Pew Research Centre, the UK has a more favourable opinion of its Muslim community than any other European country surveyed.

Forty-somethings are losing their religion, finds new study

Forty-somethings are losing their religion, finds new study

Posted: Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:48

New figures from the UK Data Service's "British Cohort Study" show religion's decline in the lives of the generation born in the 1970s - particularly those raised in the Church of England.

Majority of Britons believe state and church should be separate

Majority of Britons believe state and church should be separate

Posted: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 09:45

A new Yougov poll has found that the majority of people in Britain think the Church of England should be separated from the state.

New analysis shows very few people in England engage in religious activity

New analysis shows very few people in England engage in religious activity

Posted: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:38

A new analysis of a survey undertaken in 2000-1 that looks at the way English people use their time has revealed that religious activity is something that the English are least likely to engage in.

Polls show widespread unease about Islamic face coverings

Polls show widespread unease about Islamic face coverings

Posted: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:03

Two recent Yougov polls asked questions about the burka, niqab and hijab.

Christianity dying among young people, but Islam soars

Christianity dying among young people, but Islam soars

Posted: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:36

A large scale poll has revealed a dramatic decline in Christianity among young people and an equally striking rise in the numbers adhering to Islam in the same age group.

Pentecostal churches thriving in London as traditional denominations decline

Pentecostal churches thriving in London as traditional denominations decline

Posted: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:05

Since 2005, there has been a 50% increase in the numbers of people attending Pentecostal Churches in London — a phenomenon explained by a large influx of immigrants from Africa during that period.

More Americans think religion is losing its influence

More Americans think religion is losing its influence

Posted: Thu, 30 May 2013 12:35

Over three-quarters of Americans (77%) say religion is losing its influence on American life, while 20% say religion's influence is increasing. These represent Americans' most negative evaluations of the impact of religion since 1970, although similar to the views measured in recent years.

Children uninterested in religion – but churches determined to bring them into the fold

Children uninterested in religion – but churches determined to bring them into the fold

Posted: Wed, 29 May 2013 11:23

An educational revision website has found that almost a quarter of seven to 16-year-olds do not know that Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, and 26% are unaware Christians believed Jesus was born in Bethlehem.

Statistics show massive loss of interest in Catholicism in England and Wales

Statistics show massive loss of interest in Catholicism in England and Wales

Posted: Mon, 20 May 2013 12:47

Following the bad news for Christian leaders generally from the census figures, new research by the Latin Mass Society illustrates a catastrophic decline in Catholicism in Britain.

Census analysis shows Christianity in dramatic decline, and a youthful Muslim population on the rise

Census analysis shows Christianity in dramatic decline, and a youthful Muslim population on the rise

Posted: Fri, 17 May 2013 11:06

According to census data analysis published yesterday, the number of British-born Christians is falling significantly, whilst the number of young Muslims is on the rise.

Majority of Europeans favour separation of church and state, but Islam has an uphill battle for acceptance in Germany

Majority of Europeans favour separation of church and state, but Islam has an uphill battle for acceptance in Germany

Posted: Thu, 02 May 2013 11:11

A major new study of attitudes towards religion around the world has been conducted by the Bertelsmann Foundation – and finds that the majority of people in all the 13 nations surveyed favour a clear separation between religion and the state.

Poll shows we’d ask ‘deceased loved ones’ for advice before we’d ask a clergyperson

Poll shows we’d ask ‘deceased loved ones’ for advice before we’d ask a clergyperson

Posted: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:37

A Yougov poll commissioned for this week's Westminster Faith Debate has revealed the lack of extent to which people turn to religious leaders for "moral guidance".

Scots are abandoning their religion

Scots are abandoning their religion

Posted: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:48

Scotland, once one of the more pious parts of the British Isles, is rapidly becoming secularised according to a poll commissioned for the Sunday Times and Real Radio Scotland.

New research shows dwindling support for religion in Britain

New research shows dwindling support for religion in Britain

Posted: Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:29

A Sunday Times commissioned YouGov poll among 1,918 Britons has revealed dwindling support for religion in Britain

New poll shows religious leaders out of step with the nation

New poll shows religious leaders out of step with the nation

Posted: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:39

A new Yougov poll for the Sunday Times finds that the nation is split down the middle on the issue of whether it is appropriate for clergypeople to get involved in politics.

Marie Curie ComRes poll shows 37% have no religion

Marie Curie ComRes poll shows 37% have no religion

Posted: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:51

A ComRes poll for Marie Curie Cancer Care is the latest to ask people about their religious affiliations. Of the 2,601 questioned, 53% said they were Christian, 37% said they had no religion, 8% were other religions and 2% did not say.

Only 7% think being Christian is important for being British

Only 7% think being Christian is important for being British

Posted: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:57

A new report from the think tank British Future has found that just 7% of Britons agree that being Christian is an important attribute for being British.

Even fewer identify as Christian in latest opinion poll

Even fewer identify as Christian in latest opinion poll

Posted: Wed, 02 Jan 2013 09:11

35% of people do not consider themselves to be a member of any religion according to a new opinion poll commissioned by Lord Ashcroft as part of his regular series of polls on political issues.

Increase in proportion of non-religious in armed forces

Increase in proportion of non-religious in armed forces

Posted: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 14:51

Members of the UK's armed forces are still more inclined to claim a religious affiliation and to say they are Christian than the population as a whole, but the situation is changing fairly rapidly.