A new analysis shows that Christianity in Britain is losing ground to Islam.
Islam could overtake Christianity as the dominant religion in Britain in ten years for first time, a fresh analysis of the 2011 census suggests.
According to a report published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the number of people following the Christian faith in the UK has fallen from 71.7 percent in 2001 to 59.3 percent in 2011.
The total number Christians in England and Wales dropped by 4.1 million to 33.2 million over the past ten years.
The decline could suggest that only a minority of people in Britain will describe themselves as Christians within the next decade.
The analysis also showed that one in 10 under 25s in Britain is now a Muslim.
Meanwhile, it was revealed that while nearly half (48 percent) of British Muslims are aged under 25, almost a quarter of Christians are over 65.
Executive director of the National Secular Society Keith Porteous Wood said that Christianity may be unattractive to young people as it “lacks relevance to their lives”.