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← RDFRS UK/Ipsos MORI Poll #1: How religious are UK Christians?

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Asked to select which one statement best describes what being a Christian means to them personally, 40% chose 'I try to be a good person' and around a quarter (26%) chose ‘It's how I was brought up'. Around one in six (16%) selected the statement ‘I have accepted Jesus as my Lord and Saviour' and less than one in ten (7%) chose 'I believe in the teachings of Jesus'.

It's a bad idea to use "Christian" as a synomym for "good person"; one does not imply the other in either direction, and leads to these inflated numbers of so-called Christians.

Tue, 14 Feb 2012 12:58:41 UTC | #917661