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BBC Local Radio – Forgiveness Poll April 2019

Survey of GB adults and their views on the meaning of Easter and forgiveness.

  • One in ten British adults say they attend a religious service (excluding special occasions such as marriages, funerals etc) at least once a month (10%), and one third say they have ever done so (33%).
  • One quarter of British adults agree that Jesus died on the cross and was resurrected at Easter so that they can be forgiven for their sins (26%).
  • British adults say the most unforgivable act tested is child abuse with over four in five British adults saying this is impossible to forgive (85%), compared with only 1% who say swearing is impossible to forgive.

Date Published: 14/04/2019

Categories: Faith | GB | Public and communities | Social

Client: BBC Local Radio


ComRes surveyed 2,042 British adults online between 4th and 5th March 2019. Data were weighted to be representative of all GB adults aged 18+. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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