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Nearly 100 Percent of UK Christians Feel They are Marginalized for Their Faith

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2017 Jul 17
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A recent survey has revealed that close to 100 percent of Christians in the UK believe their faith is being marginalized in modern British society.

The Christian Post reports that the survey was conducted by Premier Christian Communications. The survey, which is titled “State of the Faith,” polled 12,000 “ordinary Christians.”

Ninety-three percent of Christians polled said they "believe that Christianity is being marginalised" in the UK. Additionally, 50 percent said they had personally experienced prejudice due to their faith.

Despite the UK’s policies of tolerance and acceptance, many Christians living there feel marginalized.

Eighty percent of respondents said they believe "Christianity is not given equal respect" and an additional 26 percent said they aren’t at liberty to speak about their faith in their workplace or in other environments.

On their website going into detail regarding the findings of the survey, Premier wrote, "These striking results should give everyone pause for thought as to whether we need to do more to enable people of religious faith to be themselves without fear.”

Premier’s CEO Peter Kerridge added that the survey’s results are particularly concerning since they showcase what it is like to be an average Christian citizen in the country:

"This survey clearly indicates how it feels to be an ordinary Christian today," he said. "This is not the clergy talking, or academics theorising, or politicians making a case. These are ordinary Christians who feel overwhelmingly that their Christian beliefs are being marginalised and that as a result it is becoming far more difficult to live as a person of faith in the UK.”

 

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Publication date: July 17, 2017