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High birth rates and the rise of atheism are behind new statistics showing children in Birmingham are now more likely to be Muslim than Christian, an expert has claimed.

The changing religious beliefs of youngsters in the city has been revealed by data taken from the 2011 census, which has only just been released.

The figures show the number of Muslim children in Birmingham is greater than the number who are Christian for the first time, showing the city's demographic shift.


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