Two-thirds of Britons not religious, suggests survey
- Escrito por John McManus for BBC News
The online poll asked 1,900 adults in England and Wales a question which is on this month's census form. The Office for National Statistics has defended the wording of the census. While 61% of the poll's respondents said they did belong to a religion, 65% of those surveyed answered "no" to the further question: "Are you religious?"
Two surveys were commissioned, one covering England and Wales, and the other for Scotland. The Scottish survey was commissioned by the Humanist Society of Scotland. South of the border, 61% of respondents said they did have a religion. But only 29% also said they were religious, while 65% said they were not.