Tags: Statistics

European research shows 32% of Britons are non-believers

European research shows 32% of Britons are non-believers

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. Read More »

Britons becoming more tolerant

Britons becoming more tolerant

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. Read More »

More Britons believe in aliens than God

More Britons believe in aliens than God

Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012

A recent survey found that more people believe in aliens from other planets than believe in God. Read More »

Nearly half the population don’t have much faith in priests

Nearly half the population don’t have much faith in priests

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. Read More »

Poll shows little belief in creationism in Britain

Poll shows little belief in creationism in Britain

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. Read More »

Most Irish people still describe themselves as 'Catholic' – but in name only

Most Irish people still describe themselves as 'Catholic' – but in name only

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. Read More »

Survey shows belief in God declining worldwide

Survey shows belief in God declining worldwide

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. Read More »

Muslims more successful at enforcing their religion from generation to generation

Muslims more successful at enforcing their religion from generation to generation

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. Read More »