Prime Minister David Cameron’s claim that England is a Christian country created much controversy. However, a survey of 2,000 Britons for The Telegraph newspaper 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 and 53 percent of women). 73 percent of citizens over the age of 65 sided with Cameron. However, only 14 percent answered that they practice Christianity; 38 percent called themselves “non-practising” Christians while 41 percent were not religious at all.
Baroness Warsi, who serves as the Minister for Faith, said: “Britain is a Christian country.” She then went on to state that current immigration is actually increasing the number of Christians in
the country. ‘You can be Christian of all sorts of background and heritage. The diversity of Britain is not taking away from Christianity. It has actually led to a revival of Christianity,” she explained.
Source: The Telegraph; The Christian Post
BIBLE STUDY: Psalm 80:17-19
PRAISE: God for our Christian heritage and culture. Pray the Church will strengthen through revival.