More than half of adults in England and Wales have a religious faith

But just over 40 per cent said they were Christian, with non-Christian faiths making up the balance.

Christian (including any Christian denomination)MuslimJewishHinduBuddhistSikhOther religion or faithNot religious/I don't have a religion or faith
Total40.49%2.61%1.03%1.16%1.25%0.47%3.53%49.45%

Within that, there's a gender gap: 45 per cent of women identified as Christian versus 36 per cent of men.

Younger people are far less likely to believe than older generations. Among 18 to 34-year-olds, 22 per cent said they were Christian. This proportion increases in older age groups: it's 36 per cent among 35 to 54-year-olds and 58 per cent of over-55s, including 65 per cent of those aged over 75. 

One implication of this is that religion of one kind or another is more normal than we might sometimes imagine. 

Male

Female

Christian (including any Christian denomination)MuslimJewishHinduBuddhistSikhOther religion or faithNot religious/I don't have a religion or faith
Male36.13%2.74%0.95%1.29%1.4%0.58%3.14%53.78%
Female44.68%2.48%1.12%1.04%1.11%0.37%3.9%45.31%

NET: 18 to 34

NET: 35 to 54

NET: 55+

Christian (including any Christian denomination)MuslimJewishHinduBuddhistSikhOther religion or faithNot religious/I don't have a religion or faith
NET: 18 to 3422.25%5.01%1.09%2.04%1.5%0.64%3.01%64.47%
NET: 35 to 5435.81%3.03%0.61%1.23%1.43%0.64%3.97%53.28%
NET: 55+58.45%0.43%1.38%0.43%0.91%0.19%3.51%34.69%

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