An unprecedented decline in the number of Christians in England and Wales

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For the first time, according to a 2021 census, less than 50% of the population in England and Wales describe themselves as Christian.

The percentage of those who call themselves Christians has reached 46.2 percent, compared to 59.3 percent recorded in the previous 2011 census.

On the other hand, the percentage of non-religious people has increased to 37.2 percent of the population, up from 25 percent previously.

The number of those who identify as Muslims rose from 4.9% in 2011 to 6.5% last year.

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