Firstly happy Easter folks.
There’s been a slew of rather disheartening stats released relating to Easter.
The Daily Star has picked up on a poll conducted by the hotel chain Travelodge:
A QUARTER of children reckon Easter is about celebrating the Easter Bunny’s birthday.
53% do not know what Easter is, instead seeing it as just a chance to scoff chocolate.
The BBC note that ++Williams is expected to warn against downgrading religious education in schools in his Easter message. Frankly, if the above stats are to be accepted, it would seem that religious education in schools is already failing.
British Religion in Numbers have covered a YouGov poll that finds:
Spending time with family and friends is the most important part of Easter for 43% of Britons, followed by having a break from work (18%) and only thirdly the festival’s religious meaning (17%), with the exchanging of Easter eggs trailing at 2%.
79% of respondents had no plans to go to church over the Easter period, 16% thought they might (three-quarters of them on Easter Sunday), with 5% uncertain. It is likely that the good intentions of many of the 16% may well not translate into reality.