Losing My Religion

This is a bet that the number of people who have ‘lost their religion’ will peak above 15 million in 2021?

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Bet Description

As Michael Stype sang in the 1991 REM hit the West is losing its religion. Between 2001 and 2011 there was a massive increase in the number of people who affiliated with the categories ‘None’ or ‘No Religion’. Will the number of people who have ‘lost their religion’ peak above 15 million in 2021?

Decision Logic

Betfair-Metaphysical.com lets you make money from gambling on religious beliefs using the the 2021 population Census for England and Wales (E&W).  All bets relate to the ‘What is Your Religion?’ question on the census. A census happens every ten years and Census Day 2021 is Sunday March 21, 2021. The Census is run by the Office for National Statistics and is administered to 20 million households. Betfair Metaphysical allows you to wager on the outcomes. More details can be found at https://census.gov.uk/. See the explainer video tutorials for more information on metaphysical gambling.

This bet will be resolved upon publication by the Office for National Statistics of the detailed characteristics for the Religion question. Such as in the equivalent table for the  2011 Religious Populations 2011, Main Religions. Arbitration will be provided by the University of Manchester hosted British Religion in Numbers (BRIN) research programme.  BRIN is part of the British Academy, and has been providing cutting edge research into religion and society since 2008.