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Young People More Likely to Attend a Place of Worship over Christmas – Poll

Young people are twice as likely as those over the age of 55 to go to a place of worship this Christmas, new research has found. 

The survey carried out by Savanta ComRes for Samaritan’s Purse found that a third of 18- to 34-year-olds plan to visit a place of worship over the Christmas period as part of their weekly or monthly routine. 

Only 17% of UK adults aged over 55 said the same. 

The findings echo a similar survey by Savanta ComRes in September that found 18- to 34-year-olds were also twice as likely as those over 55 to say they pray and attend church regularly. 

Nick Cole, UK Director of Operation Christmas Child, an annual Christmas shoebox appeal run by Samaritan’s Purse said, “Across all age groups, the Christmas period continues to attract greater numbers of people to places of worship compared to the rest of the year, and particularly among younger generations.

“However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that Millennials and Generation Z’s are now engaging with places that centre around faith and spirituality more than their predecessors during this time.”

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