Anglicans make up 17.1% of the population in Leicestershire, and non-Christians often have strong opinions about the behaviors of Christians. While most non-practicing Christians believe in a higher power and think that religious organizations have a positive impact on society, a smaller proportion of church-going Christians and non-practicing Christians agree that science has made religion unnecessary. When it comes to national identity, non-practicing Christians are less likely than church-going Christians to say that ancestry is key. A large majority of non-practicing Christians and those with no religion believe that abortion should be legal in most cases and that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.
On the other hand, some non-practicing Christians (around 35%) think that the government should support their country's religious values and beliefs, which is a much higher proportion than those who do not identify with any religion. Christianity has been present in the United Kingdom for over 1,400 years. In Europe, more adults without religious affiliation were raised as Christians (60%) than those who were not raised with any religion (39%). This shift away from Christianity has been accompanied by an increase in the number of people without religious affiliation. In many schools, wearing a crucifix necklace is not allowed since all other necklaces are prohibited. The survey also asked non-religious adults who were raised as Christians (or in another religion) about why they left their childhood faith.
In the United States, 71% of adults still identify as Christian. Church-attending Christians have a particularly positive view of the role of religious organizations in society. Non-Christians often have strong opinions about Christianity and its role in society. It is important to understand these attitudes in order to foster better relationships between different religious groups. By understanding the attitudes of non-Christians towards Christianity in Leicestershire, we can better understand how to bridge the gap between different religious groups.