Islam in Britain: Islam Is Fastest Growing Religion in Britain

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According to a new census, Islam is the fastest growing religion in Britain, notes a story on OnIslam.net.

Nick Spencer, research director at theology think-tank Theos, told The Daily Mail, “The census measures religious identification, not beliefs or practice. It’s about what people call themselves, and which group they wish to identify with.”

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Per the census, there are 33.2 million people claiming to be Christians, down from 37.3 million in 2001. That number is 59 percent of the population. It also found that the number of Muslims rose from 3.0 percent to 4.8 percent, making it the fastest growing religion in Britain. (In 2001 there were nearly 2.5 million British Muslims). The census also showed that the population of Britain and Wales increased seven percent to 56.1 million people, with 55 percent of that increase due to migration.

 

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