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Another challenge for UK unity: latest census shows Catholics are a majority in Northern Ireland

Friday, September 23rd 2022 - 10:00 UTC
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For the first time in the century of its existence, Northern Ireland has more residents who identify as Catholic than those calling themselves Protestants, a census has shown, according to results published on Thursday. Read full article

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  • imoyaro

    That's been coming for years. Young protestants don't stay, they go to great britain for a life...

    Sep 23rd, 2022 - 06:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    The data suggests a society evolving away from the tribal, bi-polar, left foot right foot politics of the past, where someone’s politics were always defined by their religion.

    45.7% of respondents identified as Catholic, however only 29% saw themselves as Irish?

    In the last election the combined Nationalist share of the vote (first preference) was 39.6%, compare this to 1998, the time of the Belfast (Good Friday) agreement, where the combined Nationalist share of the vote was 39.6%.

    Then if we look at main languages spoken today:

    All usual residents English Polish Lithuanian Irish Romanian
    1,836,616 1,751,510 20,134 8,978 5,969 5,627

    More Catholics speaking Polish in NI than Erse.

    The changing demographic does not seem to equate to any increase in support for Republicanism.

    Increasingly NI is ‘doing its own thing’.

    Sep 25th, 2022 - 11:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pogul-X

    Try again.

    Then if we look at main languages spoken today:

    All usual residents English Polish Lithuanian Irish Romanian
    1,836,626 1,751,510 20,134 8,978 5,969 5,627

    More Catholics speaking Polish in NI than Erse.

    Sep 25th, 2022 - 12:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    All usual residents - 1,836,626

    English - 1,751,510

    Polish - 20,134

    Lithuanian - 8,978

    Irish - 5,969

    Romanian - 5,627

    Sep 25th, 2022 - 12:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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