18 June 2011
Only 15 percent of members of the Church of Sweden say they believe in Jesus, and an equal number claim to be atheists
according to the results of a recent survey.
"It's not very high," Jonas Bromander, an analyst with the Church of Sweden who was responsible for the study, told The Local in reference to the figure.
"It's not really a problem; rather, it’s a byproduct of the secularisation in Swedish society which has taken place over many
More than 10,000 members of the Swedish Church participated in a comprehensive membership survey carried out over the past year and dubbed "Member 2010" (Medlem 2010).
According to the survey, 15 percent of church members also say they are atheists, while a quarter of Swedish Church members identify themselves as agnostic.