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Society – Christianity in Scotland

November 2016

Figures published by National Records of Scotland showed that last year there were more humanist than Church of Scotland weddings. Almost 80 per cent of these were carried out by Humanist Society of Scotland.

The latest Scottish Household Survey (SHS) has revealed nearly half of Scottish adults are not religious. When a question about religion was first introduced in the SHS in 2009, 40 per cent of those asked selected ‘none’ in the religion category. This means there has been a 10 per cent increase in the past six years.

The most recent SHS showed there was a corresponding decrease in the number of people selecting ‘Church of Scotland’, falling from 34 to 25 per cent.

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