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How Christians Became a Minority in the UK and How It’ll Happen Here

How Christians Became a Minority in the UK and How It’ll Happen Here
“Only 3% of 18-24 year olds identify as Anglicans, and only 5% as Catholics.”
By Daniel Greenfield

Mass migration and the collapse of religion among the young have transformed Europe. And it’s transforming America at a slower rate.

Christians now account for less than half of the UK population for the first time in census history, government figures reveal.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today published the results of its census data on religion, national identity, ethnic group and language.

The results showed that for the first time in a census of England and Wales, less than half of the population (46.2 per cent, or 27.5 million people) described themselves as ‘Christian’ in 2021. This marks a 13.1 percentage point decrease from 59.3 per cent (33.3 million) in 2011.

Muslim mass migration is obviously a factor, but the biggest factor is that few younger people in the native population are religious. There’s a massive increase in irreligiosity that far outstrips the changing demographics due to immigration.

Other results from the census showed that in 2021, 81.7 per cent (48.7 million) of usual residents in England and Wales identified their ethnic group within the ‘White’ category – a decrease from 86.0 per cent (48.2 million) in the 2011 Census.

The next most common ethnic group was ‘Asian, Asian British or Asian Welsh’ accounting for 9.3 per cent (5.5 million) of the overall population, this ethnic group also saw the largest percentage point increase from 2011, up from 7.5 per cent (4.2 million people)…

Other results from the religion data in the census showed that between 2011 and 2021, the Muslim population increased from 4.9 per cent to 6.5 per cent (2.7 to 3.9 million), the Sikh population grew from 0.8 per cent to 0.9 per cent (423,000 to 524,000), and the number of Buddhists rose from 0.4 per cent to 0.5 per cent (249,000 to 273,000).

Furthermore, the number of Hindus increased from 1.5 per cent to 1.7 pre cent (818,000 to 1 million) and the Jewish population rose from 265,000 to 271,000 (both at 0.5 per cent)…

Despite this decrease, ‘Christian’ remained the most common response to the religion question. ‘No religion’ was the second most common response, increasing to 37.2 per cent (22.2 million) from 25.2 per cent (14.1 million) across the ten year period.

No religion is also increasing in the United States.

I noted in 2019 that the majority of white Democrats were no longer Christians.

In Obama’s first year in office, 68% of white Democrats described themselves as Christians, 7% claimed to be members of other faiths, and 24% said that they had no religious affiliation.

A decade later, only 47% of white Democrats call themselves Christians. 10% are members of other faiths, and 42% have no religion.

A majority of white Democrats have ceased to be Christian.

This is a generational phenomenon. Back to the UK.

In the UK, only 3% of 18-24 year olds identify as Anglicans, and only 5% as Catholics, among 25-34 year olds, 5% identify as Anglicans and 9% as Catholics. 64% of 18-24 year olds say that they have no religion, as do 57% of 25-34 year olds, and 60% of 35-44 year olds.

3%. Think about that.

These numbers may be a bit outdated, but they haven’t gotten any better. And America is catching up.

What you’re seeing is the result of cultural programming that has all but eliminated Judeo-Christian religiosity as a source of values and identity among the young and replaced it with pop culture and politics.

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