Form of Christianity has dominated religious life in what is now the UK for more than 1,400 years . Although the majority of people still identify with Christianity in many surveys, regular church attendance has fallen dramatically since the mid-20th century, while immigration and demographic changes have contributed to the growth of other religions, especially Islam . This has led some commentators to describe a variety of English as a multi-faith, secular, or post-Christian society In 2001 71.6% of all census respondents. show that they are Christians, with the next largest religious (the number of followers) to Islam (2.8%), Hindu (1.0%), Sikhs (0.6%), Jews (0.5%), Buddhists (0.3%) and all other religions (0.3%) . 15% of respondents stated that they had no religion, with a further 7% stated no religious preference. A Tearfund survey in 2007 showed only one in ten Britons actually attend church every week.

Church (Anglican) Church of England was established in the UK . It still has a representative in British Parliament and the British monarch is the Supreme Governor of his In Scotland. Presbyterian Church of Scotland is recognized as a national church. It is not subject to state control, and the king of England is an ordinary member, is required to swear to "defend and preserve the Protestant Religion and Presbyterian Church Government" in his or her accession. The Church in Wales was dissolved in 1920, and there is no established church in Northern Ireland. Although there is no UK-wide census data in 2001 on compliance with the individual Christian denominations, Ceri Peach estimates that 62% of Christians are Anglican, Roman Catholic 13.5%, 6% Presbyterian, Methodist 3.4% by number other smaller Protestant denominations and Orthodox churches.
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