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If England was a village of 100 people, 8 children would go to school.

59 people would be Christian, 5 people would be Muslims, 2 people would be Hindus, 24 people would not be religious, and 3 people would be of other religions.

1 person would be Irish and 1 person would be Polish. 13 would live in London.
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