Islam Poised to Pass Anglicans as Preferred Religion of Britain’s Young Adults

Islam Poised to Pass Anglicans as Preferred Religion of Britain’s Young Adults, by Thomas Williams.

Islam has been gaining on Christianity for years in Great Britain and is now only one percentage point behind Anglicanism among the share of the population aged 16 to 29.

An astonishing new report out of St. Mary’s University in Twickenham has revealed that only seven percent of young adults in the UK self-identify as Anglicans, compared to six percent who say they are Muslims. If current trends continue, Islam will soon pass the Church of England, despite the latter’s privileged status as the official religion of the state. …

Among young adults, Muslims in the UK have far greater staying power than Christians generally, and are far less likely to leave their faith to become non-religious (“nones”).

Moreover, the UK has a significant gap in fertility rates between Muslims and non-Muslims, with Muslim women having an average of 2.9 children compared to the 1.8 had by non-Muslims.

Former PM Tony Blair, July 21 2007

Rubbing the right’s nose in diversity, according to Tony Blair. The operation was a complete success — too bad the patient died.

hat-tip Charles