A major survey in the U.K. of 4,087 British adults on their attitudes toward religious people revealed that those of Generation Z are less likely to have a negative perception of Christians than millennials are.
According to results from the ComRes survey, released Thursday, 12 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds agreed (and 50 percent disagreed) that Christians are a “negative force in society.” Among 25- to 34-year-olds, 14 percent agreed with the statement and 40 percent disagreed.
The youngest cohort is also more likely to say they trust Christians than millennials are. Forty-eight percent of those 18-24 disagreed with the statement “I would be more likely to trust a person with no religious beliefs than a Christian.” Among those aged 25-34, 39 percent disagreed.
Other findings show that 11 percent of the younger generation and 14 percent of millennials said they find it harder to talk to someone when they know that person is a Christian.
Around a third from both age groups don’t believe “Christians are more tolerant than other people.”
Across all age groups, a majority said they never attended church.
The poll revealed that 65 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds never went to church; 9 percent said they are regular churchgoers. Meanwhile, 70 percent of 25- to 34-year-olds never attended church while 11 percent said they regularly attend.
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Source: Christian Post