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05 December 2017 | NatCen - Head Office

A nation of unbelievers?

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Join us over festive refreshments to hear Dr Lois Lee discuss whether the nonreligious really are the UK's 'religious' majority - and what this means for society.

In September, findings about the nonreligious from NatCen's British Social Attitudes Survey hit the headlines. The data showed that people not affiliating with a religion are now a majority in the UK, and a very large outright majority in the younger age cohorts.

In this talk, Dr Lois Lee – a sociologist specialising in the study of nonreligion and atheism – considers what these figures tell us about the British religious landscape, and questions whether the nonreligious really are the UK’s ‘religious’ majority.

Dr Lee's presentation will then be responded to by Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of Humanists UK.

The event will be chaired by Roger Harding, Head of Public Attitudes at NatCen.

Dr Lois Lee is director of the £2.3m Understanding Unbelief research programme at the University of Kent and founding director of the Nonreligion & Secularity Research Network. She has published widely on nonreligion, atheism and secularity, and her recent books include Recognizing the Non-religious: Reimagining the Secular and, with Stephen Bullivant, the Oxford Dictionary of Atheism.

6:30-8:00 (PM) at The National Centre for Social Research.

This event is by invitation only.

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