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Only one in eight mentions Jesus when asked about Easter

A survey conducted by vouchercloud.com reveals over two thirds of UK residents think of Easter eggs and the Easter Bunny first ...

A survey conducted by vouchercloud.com reveals over two thirds of UK residents think of Easter eggs and the Easter Bunny first when asked about Easter, while only one in eight consider the religious aspect.

Of the 2,000 people surveyed, 62% said the word ‘Easter’ made them conjure up images of chocolate eggs while only 12% mentioned Jesus.

Looking at the results region by region, West Midlanders seem to be the most religious, with just under 20% thinking of Jesus first when asked about Easter.  Those in the South West, East Midlands, Wales, Yorkshire and Scotland are more likely to think of the Easter Bunny first.

Nearly 40% didn’t know what either Good Friday or Easter Sunday commemorates or got it wrong.  Almost 20% mistakenly believe that Easter Sunday observes Christ’s crucifixion.

Greg Le Tocq, MD, vouchercloud.com said: “Easter is, traditionally, an extremely busy time of the year for us with users using vouchercloud to find great deals on days out, travel and, of course, chocolate.   We thought it would be interesting to see what Easter means to the great UK public and the results are certainly enlightening!”

Londoners fared the worst when it came to the origins of Easter Sunday, with less than half realising that the occasion represents Christ’s resurrection, compared to almost three quarters of the Welsh.

When it comes to our offspring, almost two fifths (or 38%) claim their children (aged 5-11) would know that Easter is something related to God or Jesus. 

 

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