Posted: Thu, 20 Sep 2012
On the heels of claims from the Communities Secretary Eric Pickles that Britain is a Christian nation and that the Government intends to find a greater role for religion in policy-making, come two large-scale polls showing that our country is not, by any stretch of the imagination, religious.
Posted: Wed, 12 Sep 2012
The latest edition of the British Social Attitudes Survey, which will be published on Monday (17 September 2012) will show that only about half of Britons as a whole now say they have a religious affiliation, sharply down from 20 years ago when it was two-thirds. Barely a quarter of young people now identify themselves as religious.
Posted: Fri, 17 Aug 2012
A poll taken in Russia shows that 75% of the population wants the Russian Orthodox Church to stay out of politics.
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: Fri, 09 Mar 2012
The Asia Foundation has conducted a major opinion poll to discover the true attitudes of the people of Afghanistan – and it contains a lot of surprises.
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: Tue, 31 Jan 2012
A Yougov poll for the Sunday Times has revealed that the majority of people in this country do not think Church of England bishops should be entitled to sit in the House of Lords.
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, 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
Once more this year, a large number of people are lying about their intention to attend a religious service over Christmas.
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"
Posted: Fri, 23 Sep 2011
A large-scale survey of British attitudes has been carried out by YouGov–Cambridge (a collaboration between pollsters YouGov and the University of Cambridge's Department of Politics and International Studies) has some revealing statistics on religion.
Posted: Thu, 28 Apr 2011
Christian statistician Dr Peter Brierley has produced new figures showing that attendance at Catholic mass is likely to fall by 24% in the next ten years, taking it down from the present 1.1 million to less than 830,000 (and a drop of 50% over 30 years).