SummaryTicking “no religion” on surveys is on the rise. But what does it mean to say you have no religion?
In the UK, as in Australia and other parts of the West, religion looks to be on the decline. Those who tick “no religion” on surveys and on the census are on the rise.
But what does it mean to say you have no religion? Are all these people committed atheists? What does it mean for the public square that we have much more religious diversity today?
Elizabeth Oldfield is Director of Theos, the UK’s leading religion and society think tank. She is well placed to discuss the place of religion, and Christianity in particular, as a key public issue in the 21st Century.