Norwich has 42.4% of residents with no religion compared to 25.1% in England and Wales


If Norwich wins in Britain as being the most godless city, in Europe the title goes to Berlin with 60% of Berliners claiming to have no religion.


An article in the Guardian discusses what the general trends are in people stopping or simply never having faith in a religion. Author and biopsychologist Nigel Barber has argued that as cities become more stable and prosperous, their inhabitants are less likely to feel the need for religious belief. Whereas Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi, professor of psychology argues that “Those with no religious affiliation have been found to be younger, mostly male, with higher levels of education and income, more liberal, but also more unhappy and more alienated from wider society.”



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