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Christians Now a Minority in England & Wales for First Time – Census

Some 46.2% of the population described themselves as Christian in the 2021 census, down from 59.3% a decade earlier, according to an Office for National Statistics census held every 10 years.

The census data, released Tuesday, also showed that every major religion increased over the ten-year period, except for Christianity – with the percentage of people saying they had no religion jumping from 25.2% to 37.2%.

People describing themselves as Muslim increased from 4.9% to 6.5% and as Hindu from 1.5% to 1.7%.
Christians Now a Minority in England & Wales for First Time – Census Some 46.2% of the population described themselves as Christian in the 2021 census, down from 59.3% a decade earlier, according to an Office for National Statistics census held every 10 years. The census data, released Tuesday, also showed that every major religion increased over the ten-year period, except for Christianity – with the percentage of people saying they had no religion jumping from 25.2% to 37.2%. People describing themselves as Muslim increased from 4.9% to 6.5% and as Hindu from 1.5% to 1.7%.