Losing our religion: Christianity in Europe is dying out as young people turn away from the church, research says [Excerpts]

Source: – Mail Online.

  • Future of Christianity in Europe left in doubt as young people reject religion
  • Majority of 16 to 29-year-olds across Europe are non-religious, study shows
  • In the Czech Republic, 91 per cent of young people do not follow a religion
  • In the UK, the percentage of young Muslims is close to overtaking the percentage of young Anglicans 

Christianity in Europe is dying out as young people continue to turn away from religion, new research has suggested.

A majority of 16 to 29-year-olds do not follow a religion across the continent, with the Czech Republic the least religious among this age group, experts found.

The breakdown of religious affiliation in 22 European countries shows that more than two thirds of young Britons have no religious affiliation.

Europe is becoming increasingly secular as young people turn their back on religion, with 91 per cent of youths in the Czech Republic identifying as non-religious

Europe is becoming increasingly secular as young people turn their back on religion, with 91 per cent of youths in the Czech Republic identifying as non-religious

 

This graph shows the declining numbers of Christians in European countries. Rather than changing  religious affiliation, it seems Christians are leaving religion behind. The fewer Christians there are in a country, the more non-religious people there are, except in Israel

In the UK, only seven per cent of young adults identify as Anglican, and 10 per cent categorise themselves as Catholic.

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