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Why “no religion” is the new religion

Religion has drifted away from people, not the other way around

By Linda Woodhead  

The rise and rise of the “nones”

If you are reading this you are part of a generation that is living through a profound cultural shift. You were born in a country in which “Christian” was the majority affiliation, but will die in one in which that is no longer true: for those who say they have “no religion” are now the majority in Britain.

The growth of no religion has been almost entirely at the expense of Christianity and the churches in Britain, particularly the largest ones: the Church of England, Church of Scotland and Roman Catholic Church.

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