Census 2011 - Religion in England and Wales

by Richard on December 11, 2012

Two videos in a morning might be a bit much, but I’ve got to share this one from the Office for National Statistics summarising the religion data gathered from the 2011 census.

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12.11.12 at 10:23 am

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Kim 12.11.12 at 11:13 am

On “religious affiliation”, “how we connect or identify with a religion irrespective of practice or belief”. Er …

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Richard 12.11.12 at 3:46 pm

Quite so. What the census data show is that fewer people who don’t ever go anywhere near a church claim to be Christian than did 10 years ago. That’s probably a good thing.

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Tony Buglass 12.13.12 at 2:59 pm

That was my initial response, Richard - people are more honest about what they think we want to hear, that’s all.

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Pam 12.13.12 at 8:59 pm

I know I’d find it much more of a struggle if I didn’t go to church. But I like sitting in the ultra-narrow pews of our little church - it means if my attention wanders during the sermon, I can concentrate on not falling to the floor.
But I know people who watch “Songs of Praise” on TV instead of attending our 11 am service - and I do envy them, mainly because I’m a klutz at recording programs.

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Richard 12.14.12 at 8:23 am

I have an image in my mind of you perched on a narrow ledge, fighting to retain consciousness!

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