Out of the 2.86 lakh atheists in the state, there are over 37,000 such people living in Thane. The commercial capital of the country, and the city known for its cosmopolitan nature – Mumbai – ranks second in the state with around 32,000 people who don’t believe in God or religion.
The data was that procured from the 2011 census, showed that around 2.87 million people in country have no faith in any religion — 0.24% of the country’s population of 1.21 billion.
It was the first census to include a ‘non-faith’ category, and the figure includes atheists, rationalists as well as those not interested in any religion but believe in some ‘unknown’ force.
A majority of people (1,643,640) who ticked the non-faith category live in rural areas as compared to those in urban areas (1,223,663).
More males (1,463,712) than females (1,403,591) said that they did not believe in any faith.Back to latest news