Equality and Diversity

Faith and Religion

Did you know...

  • Just three-quarters of the UK population report having a religion (Census 2001)
  • In England, 3.1 percent of the population state their religion as Muslim (Census 2001)
  • The census religion question was voluntary, nevertheless over 92 percent chose to answer it
  • After Christianity, Islam is the most common faith. This is followed by Hindu, Sikh, Jewish and then Buddhist (Census 2001)
  • 16 percent of the UK population state they have no religion (Census 2001)
  • More than 12 faiths are practised by university students


UoP specific guidance


Higher Education specific resource


General resource

The University of Portsmouth has teamed up with Diversiton to give staff and students access to a pool of up to date information, and guidance (including downloadable ebook material) on religion and faith.

ebooks include 5 minute guides on:

  • Bahai
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Confucianism
  • Hinduism
  • Humanism
  • Islam
  • Jianism
  • Judaism
  • Paganism
  • Rastafarianism
  • Scientology
  • Shinto
  • Sikhism
  • Taoism
  • Zoroastrianism
  • 18 more Religions and Beliefs

To get full access to the ebook material you will need to register at Diversiton, please ensure you use 'University of Portsmouith' in your organisation field.

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