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Christian population of England, Wales falls to 59%

Catholic World News - December 12, 2012

The percentage of residents of England and Wales who identify themselves as Christians fell from 72% in 2001 to 59% in 2011, according to census statistics released on December 11.

The same decade witnessed a sharp rise in those with “no religion” (15% in 2001 to 25% in 2011) and a rise in the Muslim population (3% to nearly 5%). The percentage of Hindus, Sikhs, Jews, and Buddhists remained nearly steady.

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