Majority of Europeans favour separation of church and state, but Islam has an uphill battle for acceptance in Germany
Posted: Thu, 02 May 2013
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.
Posted: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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".
Posted: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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.
Posted: Tue, 02 Apr 2013
A Sunday Times commissioned YouGov poll among 1,918 Britons has revealed dwindling support for religion in Britain
Posted: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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.
Posted: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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.
Posted: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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.
Posted: Wed, 02 Jan 2013
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.
Posted: Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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.
Posted: Tue, 11 Dec 2012
Findings from the 2011 census for England and Wales have revealed the number of people who say they are Christian has dropped dramatically from 72% to 59%. The figures published today by the Office for National Statistics also show the number of people who say they have no religion has risen from 15% to 25%.
Posted: Thu, 06 Dec 2012
Almost half – 49 per cent – of those surveyed earlier this year by the Institute of Education, University of London believe that there is 'definitely' or 'probably' life after death.
Posted: Thu, 22 Nov 2012
Eurobarometer, the public opinion analysis sector of the European Commission, has published a report on discrimination in the EU which includes information on the self-reported beliefs of people across the EU.
Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2012
A YouGov poll for the Sunday Times of 1,642 adults has found that 29% of respondents said they definitely don't believe in God.
Posted: Thu, 08 Nov 2012
A Yougov poll of 1,637 people shows that in several respects, Britain has become more tolerant and less prejudiced during the past four decades.
Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012
A recent survey found that more people believe in aliens from other planets than believe in God.
Posted: Thu, 25 Oct 2012
A round-up of recent statistics from Britain, France, Ireland and the US that highlight the trend towards secularization.
Posted: Fri, 19 Oct 2012
A new poll shows that ministers of religion and priests enjoy a lower standing in Britain than in Canada or the United States.
Posted: Tue, 09 Oct 2012
A new opinion poll conducted among 16,000 people in 12 Arab countries shows that only 19 per cent consider themselves to be "profoundly religious".
Posted: Fri, 28 Sep 2012
A large-scale study of Swiss attitudes to religion has been carried out by the University of Lausanne. They discovered the same trends of secularisation occurring in Switzerland as in the rest of Europe.
Posted: Fri, 28 Sep 2012
A poll of 2,010 Britons, carried out by Angus Reid Public Opinion shows that only 17% say they believe that God created human beings in their present form within the last 10,000 years.