93% of Christians in the UK Agree with the Pope's Concern on the Marginalisation of Christians
In a poll conducted by ComRes regarding the Papal Visit (Nov – Dec 2010), 93% of Christians agreed with the Pope’s comments that religion, and Christianity in particular, is being marginalised in British society, on his most recent trip to the UK. Only 5% disagreed.These are the remarks, people largely agreed with: “I cannot but voice my concern at the increasing marginalisation of religion, particularly of Christianity, that is taking place in some quarters, even in nations which place a great emphasis on tolerance."
“There are those who would advocate that the voice of religion be silenced, or at least relegated to the purely private sphere."
“There are those who argue that the public celebration of festivals such as Christmas should be discouraged, in the questionable belief that it might somehow offend those of other religions or none.” (September 2010, Pope Benedict XVI on his visit to the UK.)
Source: Report on the Marginalisation of Christianity in British Public Life 2007-2011, Premier Christian Media
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Download reportMore information: BBC News, 17th September 2010 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11347073