Religion

Religion: The UK is historically a Christian society, but everyone is free to practice their own religion. Other religions are Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Jewish, Buddhist, etc. Although many people in the UK said they held religious beliefs, currently only around 10% of the population attend religious services. . Less than half of the British people believe in God and from 2009 the annual British Social Attitude results has revealed that over 50% of people they are not religious.

 

The official church of the state is the Church of England. The Church of England is a protestant church. The king or queen is the head of the Church of England.

 

England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland each have a national saint called a patron saint. Each saint has a feast day. In the past these were celebrated as a holy day when many people had a day off work. Today these are not public holidays except for 17 March in Northern Ireland.

 

 

2011 Census1 Adherents %
Christianity 33 200 000 59.3%
No Religion 14 100 000 25.1%
Islam 2 700 000 4.8%
Hinduism 817 000 1.5%
Sikhism 423 000 0.8%
Judaism 263 000 0.5%
Buddhism 248 000 0.4%
Jedi Knights 176 632 0.3%
Paganism 57 000
Spiritualism 39 000
Agnosticism 32 382
Jain 20 000
Humanism 15 067
Wicca 11 766
Ravidassia 11 058
Rastafarian 7 906
Heavy Metal 6 242
Bahá’í Faith 5 021
Druidism 4 189
Taoism 4 144
Zoroastrianism 4 105
Scientology 2 418
Pantheism 2 216
Heathenism 1 958
Satanism 1 893
… view full list and compare to the 2001 Ce

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