Poll Says 1 in 5 Britons Don’t Know Christmas Is Celebration of Jesus’ Birth
A recently released survey has found that about 20 percent of Britons do not know that Christmas Day is a celebration of Jesus’ birth.
The History Channel and Onepoll.com surveyed 2,000 British adults and found that one in five respondents did not know the true meaning of Christmas.
“Almost one in 20 thought Jesus was born over Easter — the holiday which is actually held to mark his death and subsequent resurrection,” reported the London Economic on Wednesday.
“Around one in 10 were unable to name Bethlehem as the town considered to be His place of birth while another 10 percent were unaware He was born in a stable.”
The poll was conducted in conjunction with the release of a documentary titled “The Real Jesus of Nazareth,” featuring actor Robert Powell.
“For many of us, Christmas is a festivity we all look forward to celebrating with our loved ones,” a History Channel spokesman told The Independent.
“But over time, it seems people are becoming more and more unaware about the real reason we mark the day and the story of Jesus.”
This is not the first time that a History Channel-sponsored survey conducted by OnePoll.com showed an apparent large-scale ignorance of the past among British citizens.
SOURCE: The Christian Post