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Northern Ireland ‘more Christian’ than England and Wales

Northern Ireland has a significantly higher proportion of practicing Christians than in England and Wales, new research reveals.

Nicola Laver

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Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland head David Smyth

A survey conducted by the Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland (EANI) found that one in five people in the province say they are evangelical Christians; and one in every two people consider themselves a practising Christian. The figures are in stark contrast with the 2021 census of England and Wales, which revealed less than half of the population would describe themselves as Christian.