While the Non-Religious Demographic Grows in England and Wales, Ireland Remains a Very Catholic Country
After the release of the UK’s 2011 Census data and the promising growth of the self-identified non-religious, I thought I’d see how our friends over the Irish Sea were getting on. Their census was published way back in March and isn’t quite as promising as the UK results. Christianity and Catholicism in particular is still the dominant religion in Ireland: A whopping 90.47% identify as Christian with 84.16% of the total population being Catholic. The second largest Christian group is the Church of Ireland, representing just 2.81% of the population. In spite of the countless instances of child abuse that have rocked Ireland more than any other European country, people still feel either obligated or proud to call themselves Catholic. [Read more…]
Guys. You are all so clever! I’ve been receiving lots of really awesome cards from you and giggling my butt off at all of them.
Here’s today’s card brought to you by reader Tom Brauer: [Read more…]