Britons Losing Religious Beliefs

March 15, 2008

Author: Lindsay McIntosh

Source: The Scotsman

ALMOST half of Britons doubt the existence of God or are confirmed atheists, research has found.

The think-tank, Theos, has found that most of those who say they are Christians do not practise their religion.

And as the country's supermarkets fill up with chocolate eggs, it appears that many do not believe in the fundamentals of the Easter story.

The Scottish Atheist Council welcomed the Theos findings and said they showed being a non-believer was no longer socially unacceptable.

A leading theology professor said they reflected previous research which showed that in countries where religion was part of public life, such as Britain, it was less a feature of personal lives.