Post-Christian Britain arrives as majority say they have no religion

A POST-CHRISTIAN era has dawned in Britain, with most white Britons now saying they have no religion, according to a new survey.

The increase is most pronounced among those aged under 40 and comes amid claims that they feel alienated from the church’s conservative social values.

The poll, conducted by YouGov last month with a sample of 1,500 across the whole population, including recent immigrants, found almost half (46%) have no religion, up from 42% in February 2015 and from 37% in January 2013.

This rises to more than 50% among white British.