Brits turn away from religion
A LARGE PROPORTION of people in the UK say they have no religion, a YouGov survey has revealed.
Research carried out by Lancaster University on behalf of YouGov found that 46 per cent of adults of all backgroundssaytheyhavenoreligion,while 42 per cent call themselves Christians.
The survey, which polled 1,500 people, also found that younger people in this country consider themselves less religious than their elders. While the majority of over-60s said they were Christian, 56percentof peopleundertheageof 40 said they held no religion at all.
The results showed there was disparity between the majority of Jews and the majority of people of other backgrounds living in the UK. Two years ago, the National Jewish Community Survey, the largest ever carried out of Jews in the UK, found that younger people — those under the age of 40 — were in fact more observant than their parents’ and grandparents’ generations.
These figures were mostly ascribed to population growth among the strictly Orthodox.