Religious Faith in London: Non-believers

As previously reported by Urbs, London is the most religious region of Britain with three quarters of the population describing themselves as having a religious faith.

The biggest changes over the past decade have been the decline in Christianity to below 50% and the rise in non-believers. In 2006 16% said they had no religious faith. In 2014 that had climbed to 25%.

Non-believers are spread across the capital. The highest proportion is in Islington, but lack of religious belief is above 30% in most central boroughs.

Newham in the east has the fewest non-believers. The borough has one of the largest Muslim populations in the capital and a high proportion of Christians.

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See also

Religious Faith in London: Christians

Religious Faith in London: Muslims

Religious Faith in London: Hindus

Religious Faith in London: Jews

Religious Faith in London: Sikhs

Religious Faith in London: Buddhists

 

The capital is the most religious region of Britain

Westminster Abbey interiroLondon is the most religious place in Britain with 75% of the population having some form of belief. But it is the only region of the country where Christians make up less than half of the population.

Across the country an average of 68% of people have religious faith, according to data from the Office of National Statistics. After London, the North West of England is most God-fearing, and the least religious region is Scotland.

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London’s Christian population currently stands at 49%, down from 61% in 2006. The capital has a higher proportion of people of other faiths. Muslims make up 14% of the population compared to 5% nationally. Other faiths are also more common in the capital.

Religion proportions

While Islam has grown a little in London, from 12% to 14% of the population since 2006, other religions groups – Hindu, Sikh, Jewish, and Buddhist – have remained more or less stable. The biggest change in faith in London is in people losing it.

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In 2006 16% said that they had no religions belief. In 2014 that had increased to 25%.

Source data

See also

Religous Faith in London: Christians

Religous Faith in London: Muslims

Religious Faith in London: Hindus

Religious Faith in London: Jews

Religious Faith in London: Sikhs

Religious Faith in London: Buddhists

Religious Faith in London: Non-believers