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New Data Shows Secularism in UK to be on a Rise

New Data Shows Secularism in UK to be on a Rise
New Data Shows Secularism in UK to be on a Rise

According to the newly released data from the 36th annual British Social Attitudes it was revealed that in the present times there are even less people who identified themselves as Christians. The data revealed that in the United Kingdom there was steady growth in the number of people who identified themselves as non-religious and it also showed that there was a new confidence among people who identified themselves as atheists.

The report indicated that between the age brackets of 18 and 24 only 1 percent of the people identified themselves as Church of England. Amongst the most religious groups, the over 75s revealed that only one in three people identified themselves as Church of England.

When considered on the basis of all age groups, the report said that the younger the person is, the less likely they are to identify themselves as Anglican. The data said that such a decline in religious belief indicated on an important trend in the postwar history.

The year wise analysis says that in 1983 about 31% of the people said that they did not belong to any religious group, however, in 2018 the percentage increased to 52%. In 1983 about 66% of the people identified themselves as Christians, while in 2018 only 38% of people said that they were associated with Christianity.

The report cited that the reason for the UK citizens to become more secular was not for adults losing faith but that the younger people who are unaffiliated are replacing the older people with Christian identity steadily. It further said that another reason for the decline in belief system was the change in generations, saying the the young adults were less religious than their parents.