‘Islam growing fast in UK as Church of England wanes’

Press TV:
A new study shows Islam is the fastest growing religion in the UK as Church of England is losing its followers.

According to the NatCen’s British Social Attitudes Survey, the Church of England is on the verge of extinction as it has lost some two million followers in the past two years.

The number of people in the UK who describe their beliefs as Anglican dropped from 21% to 17% between 2012 and 2014- a loss of around 1.7 million followers. The number of Anglicans in Britain is now said to be around 8.6 million.

This is while the number of Muslims in Britain grew by close to a million over the same period, making it the fastest growing religion in the UK. 4.7% of Britons now describe themselves as Muslim, amounting to 2.4 million, the Independent reported.

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