Source: Daily Mail
- Estimates said that Muslims are the fastest-growing faith group in the country
- According to the ONS assessment, Christians continue to decline in number
- The scale of the Jewish and Buddhist shares of the population remained stable
The Muslim population of England has passed the three million mark for the first time, according to estimates prepared by Whitehall.
They said that Muslims are the fastest-growing faith group in the country – while allegiance to Christianity continues to decline.
The figures were produced by the Office for National Statistics as part of a research project to try for the first time to make regular assessments of the size of different ethnic and religious groups.
Until now religious and ethnic minority populations could be gauged only once a decade using the results of the full-scale ten-yearly national census.
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