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Ligonier – State of Theology

A Survey of UK adults on behalf of Ligonier

  • The survey finds widespread lack of knowledge about Christian beliefs among the UK population. A sizeable minority answered that they don’t know if there Is one true God in three persons (31%)
  • More than half of UK adults disagree that salvation comes only through Jesus Christ (53%), almost two thirds disagree with the authority of the Bible (64%) and three quarters disagree that even the smallest sin deserves eternal damnation (76%)
  • Nine in ten evangelical Christians agree that people are justified by faith alone in Jesus Christ alone (90%)
  • However, three quarters (74%) agree that Jesus is the first and greatest being created by God – contrary to the historic Christian faith
  • Nearly three in ten evangelical Christians agree that “the Bible, like all sacred writings, contains helpful accounts of ancient myths but is not literally true” (28%)

Date Published: 24/10/2018

Categories: Faith | Public and communities | Social | UK

Client: Ligonier


ComRes interviewed 2,133 UK adults between 27th and 29th April 2018. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all UK adults by age, gender, region and social grade. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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