Christmas poll

8 Dec

Only 12% of adults could answer all four questions about the Christmas story correctly.

Theos said the findings showed the Christmas story was still “very much” in the “cultural bloodstream” of the nation.

Paul Woolley, director of Theos, said: “The fact that younger people are the least knowledgeable about the Christmas story may reflect a decline in the telling of Bible stories in schools and the popularity of nativity plays.

“No one seriously thinks that being a Christian or a member of the established church is the same thing as being British today.”

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2 Responses to “Christmas poll”

  1. Paul December 9, 2007 at 00:29 #

    I saw Jason Clark had picked this story up too. I think 2 of the questions about John the Baptist being Jesus cousin and where did Joseph, Mary and Jesus flee too are not usually covered in most nativity plays, carols etc so hardly surprising that most people don’t know them i.e. people don’t know the edge of the story cos its never ever told…

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