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What did the 2011 census tell us about religion in the UK?

What did the 2011 census tell us about religion in the UK?

The Annual Population Survey data in 2011 show 27.9 per cent of the population in England and Wales have no religion, 63.1 per cent are Christian, 4.8 per cent are Muslim, 1.5 per cent are Hindu while Buddhist, Jewish and Sikh each account for less than 1.0 per cent .

What is the #1 religion in the US?

Christianity is by far the largest religion in the United States; more than three-quarters of Americans identify as Christians. A little more than half of us identify as Protestants, about 23 percent as Catholic and about 2 percent as Mormon.

How many Christians were there in 2011?

According to a 2011 Pew Research Center survey, there were more than 2.2 billion Christians around the world in 2010, more than three times as many as the 600 million recorded in 1910. However, this rate of growth is slower than the overall population growth over the same time period.

Is religion in the US Census?

The U.S. Census Bureau does not collect data on religious affiliation in its demographic surveys or decennial census.

What might be the reasons for including religion in the census?

So why do we need to know about religious affiliation in the census? We need to know about religious affiliation because it affects every public facing aspect of society including health care provision, social services, education and policing.

What are the top 3 religions in the US?

Religion in the United States

  • Protestant (42%)
  • Catholic (21%)
  • Mormon (2%)
  • Orthodox Christian (1%)
  • Unaffiliated (18%)
  • Atheist (5%)
  • Agnostic (6%)
  • Jewish (1%)

What percent of US is religious?

The new Gallup poll, published Monday, indicates that religious membership in the U.S. has fallen to just 47% among those surveyed — representing less than half of the adult population for the first time since Gallup began asking the question more than 80 years ago.

What is the religious breakdown of the United States?

More than four in ten (41%) identify as Protestant (including 23% who are evangelical and 18% who are non-evangelical), while 11% are Catholic, 1% are Latter-day Saint, and 1% are Orthodox Christians. Two percent of multiracial Americans are Buddhist, and 1% each are Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu.

What does the 2011 census ask about religion?

The England and Wales census asked the same voluntary religion question in 2011 as was asked in 2001 1. The question (‘What is your religion?’) asks about religious affiliation, that is how we connect or identify with a religion, irrespective of actual practise or belief.

What are the ethnic groups on the 2011 census?

The ethnic group question on the 2011 Census in England and Wales had 5 broad categories (White; Mixed/Multiple; Asian/Asian British; Black African/Caribbean/Black British and Other ethnic groups). There were tick-boxes within each of the categories and write-in options available. All these categories were used when possible.

How accurate was the 2011 census?

The 2011 Census achieved its overall target response rate of 94 per cent of the usually resident population of England and Wales, and over 80 per cent in all local and unitary authorities. The population estimate for England and Wales of 56.1 million is estimated with 95 per cent confidence to be accurate to within +/- 85,000 (0.15 per cent).

What is the largest religion in the United States?

Christianity was found to be the largest religious group with 59% of the population, followed by Muslims with 5%. The proportion of people who reported that they did not have a religion reached a quarter of the population.