Over a third of Brits believe in the virgin birth

Introduction: New research reveals that more than one in three Britons believe Jesus was born of a virgin. In a poll of 1000 adults 34 per cent of the public accepted that 'Jesus was born to a virgin called Mary'.

Over a third of Brits believe in the virgin birth

 

New research reveals that more than one in three Britons believe Jesus was born of a virgin. ComRes polled over 1,000 adults for theology think tank Theos, and found that 34 per cent of the public accepted that ‘Jesus was born to a virgin called Mary’. In fact, the survey showed that more people believe the virgin birth is historical than believe in angels (28 per cent). It also discovered that more women (39 per cent) believe in the event than men (29 per cent), and most Brits (56 per cent) believe Jesus was born in Bethlehem . The majority (52 per cent) also say that the birth of Jesus holds personal significance for them, and 57 per cent intend to celebrate Christmas as a religious festival.

 

Source: Theos (8/12)
http://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/1_in_3_Britons_believe_in_virgin_birth.aspx?ArticleID=2728&PageID=14&RefPageID=5

 

Office posted the article on Tuesday, 16th December 2008 at 8:51pm


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