Pop star Madonna is surprised by the lack of churchgoers in Britain, because "everyone's a born again Christian" in her native America.

The HUNG UP singer, 47, has been studying the Kabbalah - a mystical offshoot of Judaism - since 1997 and is amazed by the lack of religious faith among Brits.

In an interview with British gay magazine Attitude, Madonna says, "In America it seems everyone's a born again Christian and in Britain it seems like no one believes in God.

"I think people here think in a lot more analytical way and they often think religion or God or whatever, is just nonsense which I think is a healthier attitude than just accepting things without asking questions.

"You're not just going to go, 'Oh right,' and believe in everything that everyone tells you. I think somewhere in the middle is the best place to be."