What percentage of the British population says they have no religion?

What percentage of the British population says they have no religion?

Statistics from the Office of National Statistics published in 2019 showed that the number of non-religious people in Britain has increased by 46% since 2011 (up to a total of 39% of the population), with over 8 million more people declaring that they do not belong to any religious group.

What percentage of the UK population believes in God?

Amongst British Christians, just over half (56%) believe in the existence of God, whilst 16% believe in a higher power. One in ten (10%) of British Christians say they do not believe there is ‘a god’ or ‘a higher power’. Belief in ‘a god’ is low across all age groups.

What percentage of UK is atheist?


Country “I believe there is a God” “I don’t believe there is any sort of spirit, God or life force”
Germany 44% 27%
Latvia 38% 11%
United Kingdom 37% 25%

What is the most irreligious country?

According to sociologists Ariela Keysar and Juhem Navarro-Rivera’s review of numerous global studies on atheism, there are 450 to 500 million positive atheists and agnostics worldwide (7% of the world’s population), with China having the most atheists in the world (200 million convinced atheists).

How many people have no religion in the UK?

2011 Census Religion England England Wales Wales Other religion 227,825 0.4 12,705 0.4 No religion 13,114,232 24.7 982,997 32.1 Religion not stated 3,804,104 7.2 233,928 7.6 Total population 53,012,456 100.0 3,063,456 100.0

Where can I find information on religion in the UK?

The most up-to-date official estimates of the population identifying with the different religions in England and Wales are available from the census, which was last carried out in 2011. Estimates are also available for Wales from the Annual Population Survey (APS), though these do not capture the full range of religious groups.

How is religion defined in the UK census?

The 2021 Census: Assessment of initial user requirements on content for England and Wales: Religion topic report (PDF, 780KB) defines religious affiliation as “how respondents connect or identify with a religion, irrespective of whether they actively practise it”.

How many people in the UK do not believe in God?

The 2011 Census question on religion was voluntary and just over 7% of the population of England and Wales opted not to answer it, equivalent to just over 4 million people in total.