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More than half of people in Scotland now have no religion, according to findings from the Scottish Social Attitudes survey.
52% of people say they are not religious, compared with 40% in 1999 when the survey began.
The proportion who say they belong to the Church of Scotland has fallen from 35% in 1999 to just 20%. Other religious groups, including Roman Catholic (15%) and other Christian (11%) have remained steady. The number of non-Christians has remained at 2%.
Two-thirds of people living in Scotland who say they are religious "never or practically never" attend services. Ian Montagu, researcher at ScotCen, said:"Today's findings show that Scottish commitment to religion, both in terms of our willingness to say we belong to a religion and to attend religious services, is in decline. As fewer Scots are acknowledging even a default religious identity, it is affiliation with the national church that is the hardest hit."