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Religion 246GB is one of the least religious nations in the world 

From a survey by Ipsos Mori

Ipsos MORI published research in October 2017 on Global attitudes towards religion. after surveying 17,000 adults in 23 countries (1000+ in UK). 

Respondents were asked to what extent they agreed (strongly and somewhat) with the following statements:

Statement Global % agreeing Great Britain % Top Country
Religious practices are an important factor in the moral life of my country’s citizens 50% 37% India 78%
Religious people are better citizens
32% 22% India 62%
I lose respect for people when I find out that they are not religious 16% 10% India 46%
I am completely comfortable being around people who have different religious beliefs than me 74% 85% South Africa
My religion defines me as a person 38% 23% India 70%
Religion does more harm in the world than good 49% 62% Belgium 68%

Great Britain emerged as one of the least religious nations in the world - 23% claimed their religion defined them as a person (the third lowest score in any of the countries), while 62% agreed that religion did more harm than good (the seventh highest score).

Kully Kaur-Ballagan, Head of Cohesion & Security Research at Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute said, "British attitudes are similar to other Western European countries – Britons are more likely than average to think that religion does more harm than good. Yet, they are more likely than average to say they are comfortable being around people with different religious beliefs. Only one in four say that religion defines them, which is below the global average. This is in line with other recent research that points to the decline of religion in British life as an increasing proportion of public say they have no religious affiliation.”

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From a global survey by Ipsos Mori, 14/11/2017

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