More than Half of Britons think religion does more harm than good
Posted by doctore0 on November 5, 2014
Even 20% of British people who describe themselves as being ”very religious” said religion was harmful to society.
The study for the Huffington Post UK revealed that only 8% of Britons describe themselves as very religious, with more than 60% saying they were not religious at all.
The poll shows more people believe being an atheist is likely to make you a good person than being religious.
In fact, one in eight Britons said atheists tend to be more moral, compared to just 6% who say atheists are less moral, challenging widely held beliefs that religion is one of the last remaining bastions of British morality.
Of the 2,004 people surveyed, 56% described themselves as Christian, 2.5% were Muslim, 1% were Jewish and the remainder were of another faith or no