A number of general points can be made about religious affiliation among ethnic minority groups; that is, those people comprising the 5.49% of the population identified in the Census as non-white.
Most ethnic groups are more religious than the majority of the population. The table below shows the results of a survey conducted in Britain which asked respondents to state their religious affiliation. Measuring Religious Affiliation (%)
(exc Irish)IrishCaribbeanIndianAfrican AsianPakistaniBangladeshiChinese None311428522158
Source: Modood and Berthoud (1997)
Modood and Berthoud (1997) show that there are gender differences in religion affiliation among the some ethnic minority groups. For example, 75% of Afro-Caribbean women said they were religious, compared with less than 66% of the men. There are also age related differences, with religiosity...