Faith in a Secular Society
The media are full of stories about the secular nature of society and how few people attend church on a regular basis. However are we really a secular society and is it difficult to have and express faith today?
How many are faithful?
Today the freedom we have to worship can be seen by the diversity of faiths and the numbers of those who claim to follow the faiths in the following survey
The Integrated Household Survey for 2010 found that:
71 per cent of people in Great Britain stated their religion was Christianity,
8 per cent any other religion
21 per cent No religious affiliation
What percentage claimed to belong to a religion in 2010? Does this support the idea of a secular society? Is it more complex than this?
When faith hits the front page
You may have seen media reports on the visit of Pope Benedict XVI in 2010