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Call it Christmas, 85 in 100 tell Theos

by Bill Bowder

A CHRISTIAN Christmas is still popular, a survey suggests. A Lancashire authority, however, is discouraging carol-singers from knocking on doors because they might make residents nervous.

The survey, published last month by Theos, a public-theology think tank, is based on a poll by ComRes which found that 840 out of the 1000 people polled disagreed with the statement: “Christmas should be re-named to reflect our multi-cultural society.” Eighty-five per cent agreed that ...

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Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 18:59
@steveLIVS @RhodesWriter @c_of_e It wasn't our data, it was a survey by the British Election Study. HS

Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 15:25
Giving in @c_of_e up to £1 billion. But number of givers falling http://t.co/XTRi469vxv http://t.co/DZOtKmFWHH