According to the Politico website, so far the censuses showed that Protestants dominate over Catholics. Meanwhile, the situation in Northern Ireland has changed significantly – now the second group is the majority of the country’s population.
Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland to unite?
The results of the census are not favorable for King Charles III, because the domination of Catholics in half of Ireland incorporated into the territory of Great Britain may mean the reunification of the North and the South. If a referendum is organized and the participants vote for such an option, the ruler may lose one of the dominions.
The advantage of Catholics over Protestants is not high, because it is 45.7 to 43.5 percentage points in relation to Protestants. This means that in the decade since the census was conducted, the Protestant community has lost five percentage points.
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The census also showed that only 1/3 of the population living in Northern Ireland has Irish passports. Politico points to Brexit as the reason for this state of affairs – before Great Britain left the European Union, they had as many as 63 percent fewer members of the community.-
Brexit also made more people in Northern Ireland opt for reunification. Interestingly, however, the largest part of the group that is against such a solution are the followers of the Roman Catholic religion.
The first census in Northern Ireland was conducted in 1926. At that time, two-thirds of the population declared themselves British, and the rest – Irish.
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