Only 7% think being Christian is important for being British

Jan 25, 2013 | Posted by: NightSerf | Full story: www.secularism.org.uk

A new report from the think tank British Future (pdf) looks at what it means to be British. Among a wealth of fascinating data, the poll conducted for the organisation finds that just 7% of Britons agree that being Christian is an important attribute for being British. http://www.britishfuture.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/State-of-the-Nation-2013.pdf

This compares with 50% who say that Britishness equates with respect for people's right to free speech — even if you don't agree with them — 46% with respect for the law, 41% with speaking English, 38% with treating men and women equally, 29% with respect for all ethnic backgrounds, 26% with respect for all faiths, 26% with being born here, and 21% with voting in elections. Only being white (6%) scores lower than being Christian.
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Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#1 Jan 25, 2013
Religion in the UK is kind of like the Bruce Willis character in the Sixth Sense.

It's dead and doesn't know it.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#2 Jan 26, 2013
http://humanism.org.uk/2013/01/25/public-oppo...
"...The survey asked respondents,‘Here are some proposals regarding state schools. In each case, do you support or oppose the proposal?… Make all state schools secular, and stop them having special links with the Christian, Jewish, Muslim or any other religion.’ 49% supported this proposal, with 38% opposing..."
I would have expected the ratio to be better than 4:3. This result could have been influenced by wording, context and occasion. I would expect a larger majority of people in the UK to say that they don't want children segregated according to their parents' religious delusions.

Since: Dec 12

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#3 Jan 26, 2013
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“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#4 Jan 26, 2013
He is Coming Soon wrote:
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Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#5 Jan 26, 2013
"Demographically, the number citing being Christian peaks among the over-45s (11%), those with no formal educational qualifications (11%), and readers of right wing newspapers such as the Daily Mail and Daily Express (12%)."

Of these three "peaks", the last two are not in the least bit surprising.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#7 Jan 27, 2013
Except Bruce Willis' character's motivations were good.
Khatru wrote:
Religion in the UK is kind of like the Bruce Willis character in the Sixth Sense.
It's dead and doesn't know it.
Thinking

Leighton Buzzard, UK

#8 Jan 27, 2013
He is coming soon and you're the spunk mop.
He is Coming Soon wrote:
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Since: Aug 12

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#9 Feb 1, 2013
Atheism and Religion are but two sides of the same coin.

One prefers to use its head, while the other relies on tales
Amused

Spencer, MA

#10 Feb 1, 2013
He is Coming Soon wrote:
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...get him a Kleenex.
uaxwax

Pittsburgh, PA

#11 Feb 22, 2013

Is there a Excuse? I wondering
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#12 Feb 23, 2013
uaxwax wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =R_3d8OteeqwXX
Is there a Excuse? I wondering
Video long-winded and weird. What was the point?(Video too slow and boring to watch).

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