A study conducted back in 2009 found that for the first time, a majority of British people (50.6%) identify as irreligious. (These surveys exclude the highly religious Northern Ireland.) Anglicans, the traditional form of Christianity identified with England, had dipped to a record low of only 16.3% – and that’s a figure based on self-identification, not actual church attendance. When these figures were first released, the Huffington Post published a piece entitled “The Slow, Whining Death of British Christianity”. At the time, the observation was spot-on, but now that analysis has become outdated.
There is finally a revival of Christianity in Britain, and experts link it to a revival of British nationalism. As some of the younger-generation Brits are rediscovering their cultural and national identity in the face of the globalist, homeless, and rootless upbringing they received from their boomer parents, some are also returning to the Church. The proportion of Anglicans rose from 16.3% in 2009 to 17.1% in 2015. While that may not sound like much, it is an increase of nearly 500 000 people in Britain identifying with Anglican Christianity alone.
Of course, while the share of non-religious dropped from 50.6% to 48.6%, non-Christian religions rose to a record 8.4%, which can largely be ascribed to mass immigration from the Third World.
As some among a younger generation of British nationalists return to Christianity, increased multiculturalism is destroying Australian Christianity.These findings exemplify the value of the sense of identity fostered by nationalism, as the providentially ordained covenantal means of preserving the Christian faith across generations.
Demographics is destiny.