Referring to the BBC news bulletin of 30 January 2013

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the 2011 census revealed that the population of England and Wales identifying themselves as cultural christians has fallen by four million to 33.2 million in the past 10 years.

In percentage terms the fall is from 72% to 59%.

At the same time those professing to be atheist rose from 15 to 25%.

There are 14.1 million people of no religion compared to 7.7 million a decade ago.

That's the good news.

The bad news is a rise in the number of Muslims, with the proportion of the population in 2011 standing at 4.8%, or 2.7 million (which is up 2% from 1.5 million in 2001), and a rise in the numbers of those with Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish and Sikh faiths. There are now 817,000 Hindus, a rise of 264,000 since 2001. The Jewish faith also rose by 3,000 over the last decade from 260,000 to 263,000.

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