Sunday, November 08, 2009

No Religion: Overall 15%, Chinese 53%, mixed ethnic 23%

Overall, 15 per cent of the British population reported having no religion although variation by ethnicity was marked. Just over half of all Chinese people (53 per cent), and just under one quarter of people from Mixed ethnic backgrounds (23 per cent), stated they had no religion. Asian, Black African and White Irish people were least likely to have no religious affiliation. Around 1 in 200 Pakistanis and Bangladeshis reported having no religion.

Social Trends 2006 ( Social Trends No. 36)

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