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For the first time ever, Britain is a majority non-religious nation :

Every year, researchers from the British Social Attitudes survey ask a representative sample of British people whether they regard themselves as belonging to any particular  religion and, if so, to which one?  When the survey first asked these questions in 1985 , 63% of the respondents answered that they were Christians, compared with 34% who said they had no religion (the rest belonged to non-Christian religions).

Today, a quarter of a century on, there has been a steady and remarkable turnaround. In  the latest 2010 BSA report , published earlier this month, only 42% said they were Christians while 51% now say they have no religion.

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