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UK youth more likely to go to church in Christmas

A survey found that, while 33% of 18- to 34-year-olds plan to visit a place of worship during Christmas, only 17% of British over 55 will attend one.

FUENTES Christian Today AUTOR 5/Evangelical_Focus LONDON 09 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2021 15:00 h
Photo: [link]Gavin Tyte[/link], Unsplash, CC0

A recent survey carried out by Savanta ComRes for Christian’s international relief charity Samaritan's Purse, shows that 33% of British 18- to 34-year-olds plan to visit a place of worship over the Christmas period, compared to 17% of those over 55.



Around half of the total respondents identified as Christians, but among them, only 30% said they were going to attend a worship service during Christmas as part of their weekly or monthly routine.



These results are very similar to another Savanta ComRes survey released last September, which found that those aged 18 to 34 were also twice as likely as those over 55 to say they pray and attend church regularly.



 



“Adults under 35 increasingly involved with places of worship in Christmas”



According to Nick Cole, UK Director of Operation Christmas Child, an annual Christmas shoebox appeal run by Samaritan's Purse, “it is becoming increasingly apparent that Millennials and Generation Z's are now engaging in a wide range of spiritualities, including the Christian faith”.



He also pointed out that “younger adults are more likely to have young children and [...] this season at churches is very much an opportunity to engage them with Christmas themed events such as nativity, dramas and Christingles services in the Anglican tradition and belting out a few Carols”.



“Whilst Christmas is a Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, adults under the age of 35, irrespective of their beliefs or faith background, seem to be increasingly involved with places of worship during the Christmas period”, concluded Cole.


 

 


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