There are lies damn lies and there are statistics thrown about by religious organisations. My mistake for not reading below the surface a little.
The statistics the Telegraph were quoting in their article were provided by Theos, a so called ‘Think Tank’ (we tell you what to think or we send in the tanks) organisation – this is from their website:
Theos is a public theology think tank which exists to undertake research and provide commentary on social and political arrangements. We aim to impact opinion around issues of faith and belief in society. We were launched in November 2006 with the support of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, and the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor. Our first report“Doing God”: A Future for Faith in the Public Square examined the reasons why faith will play an increasingly significant role in public life.
What they are then is a religious shill that does black-ops marketing on behalf of the Anglican and Catholic churches in the UK.
Strange for the Telegraph to blatantly put out this propaganda. There’s another story there I am sure.