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Q: Church attendance in UK ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Church attendance in UK
Category: Relationships and Society > Religion
Asked by: towercity-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 23 Apr 2005 07:01 PDT
Expires: 23 May 2005 07:01 PDT
Question ID: 513066
What percentage of the United Kingdom population attend Church
(Christian)each week and how do they break down age wise i.e 0-18,
19-35, 36-55 56+? latest figures.

Request for Question Clarification by answerfinder-ga on 23 Apr 2005 08:27 PDT
Dear towercity-ga,
I have found a UK Christian research organisation:, which publishes an annual report Christianity
in the UK. It includes detailed figures on church attendances. I
believe that this is the best and most authoritative source of
information. However, as I cannot find the exact figures, I need your
confirmation as to whether you accept this as an answer.

I have found a graph on their web site and although it does not have a
label or description, I believe it relates to church attendance
2003/2004 broken down into age groups. First, the site is frame based
and is not that well designed, the start page is

However, if you click on the following links you can view each page on its own.
This page has the graph

This page has an extract from UKCH Religious Trends No. 4 2003/2004
which states that in 2005, 7% go to church in the UK. You will note
that this is, or is approximately, the number of the overall attendees
on the bar graph referred to above.

To confirm this and obtain the full details you would have to purchase
the book from them, cost 10.00.
Religious Trends No 4 2003 / 2004 by Peter Brierley
"This fourth book in the series covers the breadth of information now
expected from these volumes. As with previous editions, it provides
church statistics, but uniquely broken down by the four constituent
countries of the United Kingdom. Additionally there is a special
section on the results of the Scottish Church Census."

The figures for 1998 are:
Under 15: 717,100
15 to 19: 210,600
20 to 29: 326,600
30 to 44: 646,700
45 to 64: 885,800
65 or over: 927,900
Total: 3,714,700

Their research on Religious Trends is widely quoted but I cannot find
reference to this particular statistic.

Please let me know if this meets your needs.


Clarification of Question by towercity-ga on 24 Apr 2005 01:35 PDT
Yes the information you have provided is exactly what I was looking
for. In fact i searched for that site but could not find it so thank
Subject: Re: Church attendance in UK
Answered By: answerfinder-ga on 24 Apr 2005 04:55 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear towercity-ga,
Thank you for your clarification. I am pleased that my research found
the answer for you. I shall just post a link to the graph as an


Search strategy which finally led me to the site:
uk "church attendance" census
This gave a me site which referred to's
research publications, so I visited their web site.
towercity-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
It was the answer I needed and it was quick

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