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Statistics and main surveys 2011-2012

December 2012: The first results on religion from the 2011 National Census has been released and shows that the percentage of Christians (59%) has declined since the 2001 Census while both nonreligious (25%) and Muslims (5%) have increased.

September 2012: The full reports from the British Social Attitudes survey for 2011 contain data on religiosity and attitudes to Muslims.

June 2012: Church Statistics 2010/11 is the annual publication of data concerning the Church of England, and contains both affiliation, attendance, financial and employment statistics.

April 2012: a new report – Degrees of Separation: Ethnic Minority Voters and the Conservative Party – released by Lord Ashcroft on his blog showed religion to be a powerful predictor of voting for the conservative party.

February 2012: YouGov’s religion barometer shows among other things that more respondents think religion is a force for evil than a force for good, but few think Britain is too religious.

February 2012: A survey conducted by Ipsos MORI for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science shows that people who were recorded as Christian in the 2011 census are overwhelmingly secular in their attitudes on a range of issues.

December 2011: A topic report on race, religion and equality in the 2009/2010 Citizenship Survey was released.

July 2011: The 2010 National Survey of Charities and Social Enterprises (NSCSE), conducted by Ipsos MORI for the Office for Civil Society, shows that religious and faith based activities was considered the main activity of 13% of the organisations.

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