Research suggests knowledge of Bible in decline

Date Published: Monday, 27 July 2009

Researchers at Durham University have recently published a new study suggesting knowledge of the bible is in decline in the UK.

Out of more than 900 people questioned, less than one in twenty could name the ten commandments.  

The Rev Brian Brown, a Methodist minister and visiting fellow in media and communication at St John's College, Durham University, said:

"The Church and political leaders should take serious note of the findings and recognise that we cannot make the assumptions we used to make about the Bible and its place in contemporary people's lives and culture."

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