New Poll Claims Britain Does Have Christian Majority
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2014 Apr 28
A new poll supports Prime Minister David Cameron’s claims that England is a Christian country. The Telegraph surveyed 2,000 Britons and found that most citizens do identify as Christians.
The findings of the survey include the following:
56 percent of respondents agreed with Cameron’s statement.
60 percent of men agreed with the Prime Minister while 53 percent of women agreed.
73 percent of citizens over the age of 65 sided with Cameron.
30 percent claimed that Britain is a non-religious nation.
Half of respondents believed that Christians were afraid to express their beliefs.
Despite the majority of survey-takers that supported the Prime Minister’s claims, only 14 percent answered that they practice Christianity. 38 percent called themselves “non-practising” Christians while 41 percent were not religious at all.
Lord Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury said that he believes England is in a “post-Christian” state, though the country’s “cultural memory” is “quite strongly Christian.”
“A Christian nation can sound like a nation of committed believers, and we are not that,” Williams said.
Publication date: April 28, 2014