Christianity in CRISIS? 93 per cent of church feel marginalised in Britain, survey says

Friday, July 21, 2017
By Paul Martin

CHRISTIANS living in the UK fear their faith is being marginalised, according to a new report.

Fri, Jul 21, 2017

The survey, conducted by Premier Christian Communications, revealed more than 90 per cent of the UK churchgoers said they felt they have been victims of prejudice in British society.

A staggering 93 per cent of respondents said they “believe that Christianity is being marginalised” in Britain, while around 50 per cent said they had also been prejudiced against.

More than 12,000 “ordinary Christians” were questioned as part of the ‘State of the Faith’ study.

When asked whether the Christian faith in Britain is given “equal respect” to others, 80 per cent said it is not.

In a saddening turn, 67 per cent said they did not think it was considered acceptable in society for Christians to share their faith, with younger Christians saying they felt particularly marginalised.

About 70 per cent of respondents aged 15 to 19 reported negative experiences.

Premier CEO Peter Kerridge said in a statement: More than 12,000 people took part in the survey and the results are stark.

“It’s clear to me that we are not the liberal accepting society we think we are if we can’t tolerate and accept everyone, including Christians.

“People of faith, from all religions, should be allowed to live and work in freedom. They should be encouraged to hold to their faith not just in their homes and churches, mosques, synagogues and temples, but also in their jobs and hobbies and in the public square.

“This survey clearly indicates how it feels to be an ordinary Christian today, and I suspect other faith groups may have similar stories to tell.”

Premier has more a 1m strong audience of Christians in the UK.

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