This is pretty shocking information. I knew the religious trends in Britain were going in a non-religious direction for younger citizens, but I didn’t think “No Religion” would cross the 50% threshold so quickly for the whole population.
By Hemant Mehta—Friendly Atheist
Yet, that’s what the 31st annual British Social Attitudes survey concluded in a report published yesterday:
The news comes on the same day Prime Minister David Cameron pulled an America and attended a National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast, where he maintained that Britain was a “Christian country.” (The survey, by the way, also showed that only 24% of British people believe being Christian is important to their national identity, which makes Cameron’s claim very dubious indeed.)