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Solely half of UK Christians assume you will need to share their religion with others

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Sharing religion is barely a precedence for round half of UK Christians, whereas many are unaware of the Nice Fee, in line with a brand new research out right now. 

Within the survey of two,351 UK Christians, solely 49% agreed that it was necessary for Christians to share their religion with others. 

Of the 21% who recognized as ‘lively’ Christians, two in 5 (43%) knew nothing in regards to the Nice Fee – the command of Jesus to his followers to go and make disciples of all nations. 

This rose to 71% of adults figuring out as Christian and three quarters of the overall inhabitants who mentioned they’d no data of the Nice Fee. 

Youthful individuals (18-44-year-olds) have been extra more likely to know not less than just a little in regards to the Nice Fee (26%) than these aged 45 or over (14%).

These aged 18 to 44 have been additionally extra more likely to have been to church within the final 12 months (55%). 

Amongst lively Christians, 38% mentioned that sharing the Christian religion with those that have no idea about it’s the major objective of church mission work.  

The survey was commissioned by Operation Mobilisation and carried out by Savanta ComRes. 

Commenting on the outcomes, OM UK CEO, Matthew Skirton, mentioned: “Regardless of faith-sharing being a biblical mandate for all Christians, this research suggests {that a} important variety of UK Christians don’t actively practise this themselves.”

The ballot was performed on-line between 16 and 18 September 2022.

The findings have been launched simply weeks after the 2021 census revealed a major drop within the variety of individuals in England and Wales figuring out as Christian within the final decade. 

It’s the first time that the proportion of Christians has fallen beneath half the inhabitants, down from 59.3% on the time of the final census in 2011 to 46.2% in 2021.

Over a 3rd of individuals now say they don’t have any faith – up from 1 / 4 in 2011. 

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