Half of young people in England and Wales say they have no religion

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New data published by the National Statistics show that the number of people defining themselves as Christians in England and Wales has dropped to 51%, an 8% decrease since the 2011 census.

While 71.4% of women and 61% of men between 60 and 69 years old adhere to Christianity, the number drops to 35% when young people between 20 and 29 years old are questioned.

Among children under 9 years old, 42%, adolescents between 10 and 19 years old, 42%, and young people between 20 and 29 years old, 52%, the most common answer is “no religion”. In the general population, the group of those who say they have no religion grew from 31% in 2011 to 38% in 2019.

“The Northeast, Southwest and Wales were the least religiously diverse regions , with more than 95% of its populations Christian or without religion”, adds the ONS, according to Evangelical Focus.

According to the data, London is more religiously active than other parts of the country. One in four people who live in the capital say they have a religion other than Christianity.

While 14% say they are Muslim, only 29% of people in London say they have no religion. Muslims make up about 6% of the population in England and Wales and Hindus under 2%.

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