A third of UK adults more interested in Jesus after talking with a Christian, survey shows

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by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) – A new report shows that while just 6% of adults in the United Kingdom identify as practicing Christians, a third of Britons were interested in learning more about Jesus after talking to a Christian, Evangelical Focus (EF) reported. Titled “Talking Jesus,” the report was released by the UK Evangelical Alliance (EAUK), Alpha, HOPE Together, Luis Palau Association, and Kingsgate Community Church.

According to a statement on the Talking Jesus website, the report “shows the state of faith in the UK, how people come to faith in Jesus and how we, as the church, can talk about Jesus more effectively with our friends and in our community.” The report presents data collected by Savanta ComRes, which interviewed around 4,000 UK adults between 28th January and 13th February 2022.

The report shows that while fewer than 10% of adults in the UK identify as practicing Christians, 45% of those surveyed said they believe in Jesus’ resurrection.

Forty-two percent of participants identified as non-practicing Christians, the report shows. A further 53% of respondents said they know someone who is a practicing Christian.

Notably, 33% of those interviewed said they wanted to know more about Jesus Christ after a conversation with a Christian. Responding to this statistic, Rachael Heffer, Head of Mission at the Evangelical Alliance United Kingdom, said: “The report presents good news both for the church across the UK and for us as individual Christian witnesses. It goes to reaffirm that our non-Christian friends think well of us and, like us, that there is an ever-greater openness to hear our stories of faith.”

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