A new poll of young people by YouGov has found that the part that religion plays in the lives of young Britons has declined significantly.
YouGov asked 18-24 year olds if they believed in God. Only 25% said they did, while 19% believed in some non-Godlike “spiritual greater power”. A majority of 38% believed in no God or spiritual power whatsoever.
Amongst the believers that the poll interviewed, the most represented denominations were Church of England (13%), then Roman Catholic (9%) and Muslim (4%).
The reputation of religion amongst young people is now also more negative: 41% agreed that “religion is more often the cause of evil in the world” and only 14% said it was a cause for good.
The report can be found at: http://yougov.co.uk/news/2013/06/24/british-youth-reject-religion/