Reuters / Suzanne Plunkett
Religiosity in Britain is dying as almost one in five British people now identifies themselves as atheist, a poll for The Times has found.
The poll, made in conjunction with YouGov, surveyed 1,550 adults. It found 19 percent identify themselves as atheists, 7 percent as “agnostic” and 3 percent as “humanist.”
In contrast, 49 percent identified themselves as Christian, while 42 percent said they had “no religion”they directly identified with.
The poll is one of the first to measure the number of self-identifying atheists in the UK, while previous studies had simply measured the number of people who believed in “God” against those who didn’t.
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