Poll shows most Britons believe in the resurrection

Nearly six in ten Britons believe Jesus rose from the dead, though only half of those agree that his resurrection was physical, according to a recent survey.It shows that 40 per cent of the British public believe Jesus was the Son of God and a similar proportion agrees that he died for the sins of the world. Just under a third expect to face judgment after they die.

Almost half of those asked described themselves as Christians, though only 8% said they attend church regularly. Less than a quarter of respondents said they were atheists.

The poll of over 1,000 British adults, was conducted by ComRes for the public theology think-tank Theos.