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Role of religion in society debate

Peers took part in a debate on the role of religion in UK society, led by crossbench peer Lord Singh of Wimbledon, on 22 November 2012.

According to the last census 11 years ago, more than two-thirds of people in Britain regarded themselves as Christian - 72% in England and Wales, and 65% in Scotland.

More than 1.5 million in England and Wales, more than 3% of the population, said they were Muslim and nearly eight million ticked "no religion".

Data on faith from the 2011 census has yet to be released by the Office for National Statistics.

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