Importance of the British Social Attitudes Survey – 34

The latest British Social Attitudes survey (BSA) reports that the percentage of people who describe themselves as ‘not religious’ is at its highest since the survey began. In 2016, 53% of respondents said that they did not belong to any particular religion. Back in 1983 that figure was 31%.

A significant headline from the survey is “While across the board religious groups are more conservative in their views than the non-religious, they have become increasingly liberal in their views”

This highlights the growing need to need to draw into the interfaith discussion people with no declared religion but none the less have equally important insights on the moral, ethical, philosophical issues at the centre of interfaith dialogue.