Letter; Little faith in the figures

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The MORI poll you report ("Majority of Britons 'no longer believe in God' ", 9 June) found that 43 per cent of Britons believe there is a God. This is surprising in an age when information about reality is increasingly available.

Yet more surprising is that a spokesman for the Archbishop of Canterbury said "he had seen no evidence of a fall in belief". Even in Catholic Spain fewer than 25 per cent attend church regularly, and nearly all of the few thousand nuns remaining are aged between 65 and 90.

Nearer home, a church survey in Wales this April reported the number of "young worshippers" is down to 6 per cent of children. There is plenty of evidence for those willing to see it.

Maurice Hill

Alicante, Spain