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Religious ‘nones’ are not necessarily atheists, Theos report suggests

Religious ‘nones’ are not necessarily atheists, Theos report suggests

Pat Ashworth, journalist for The Church Times, writes about Theos’ latest report, ‘The Nones: who are they and what do they believe?’ 25/11/2022

MORE than half the adults in Britain identify themselves as having no religion — but that doesn’t mean that they have no religious belief, or that they are hostile to religion, an in–depth study from the think tank Theos suggests.

Its three–year investigation, carried out in conjunction with the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, found a more subtle and nuanced picture of what it means to be non–religious than the statistic of 53 per cent would suggest. One third of “Nones” disagreed that “Religion has no place in the modern world.”

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Hannah Waite

Hannah Waite

Hannah joined Theos in 2019. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Counselling and a PhD in Practical Theology both from the University of Aberdeen. She is particularly interested in mental health, disability and theology and was a founding member and community developer of Friendship House Aberdeen, a movement towards creating an inclusive community for adults with and without disability. She is working on Theos’ Religion and Science project.

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Posted 25 November 2022


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