One in ten Britons have prayed about Brexit: Poll reveals more people in UK prayed for Australian wildfires than any other event in past year
- 1 in 10 Britons prayed about Brexit last year while 18% prayed to help the wildfires
- The stats compiled by PremierChristian.news pointed to a decrease in prayer
- Site found that Christians are less likely to pray than members of other faiths
A poll has revealed that only one in 10 Britons sought God’s assistance on Brexit last year while most worshippers prayed about the Australian wildfires.
The statistics, taken from over 2,000 adults in Great Britain by a Christian website, found that from last year’s most worrying international affairs, people most often called on the Lord regarding the Australian wildfires (18 per cent), followed by the London Bridge Attack (18 per cent) and US/Iran conflict (11 per cent).
Lagging behind the year’s most desperate crises was Brexit, with only one in 10 Brits kneeling down to ask for divine intervention with the country’s withdrawal from the European Union.
Pictured: A house burns down in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney in December 2019. Last year, worshippers called on God’s help most often with regards to the Australian bushfires
The data was collected by PremierChristian.news, a website which accompanies its news stories with a prayer.
Along with research into specific world events, the site found that people living in London are far more likely to pray than people living outside of the capital.
The study also found that almost three in five Brits say they never pray.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson signing the official European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020, inside No10 Downing Street yesterday
The late IRGC Commander Soleimani was killed on January 3 just moments after he climbed off a private plane at Baghdad airport after President Trump ordered a drone strike. 11 per cent of Britons prayed for God’s help with regards to the US-Iran crisis at the end of last year
Marcus Jones, head of Premier Christian News said: ‘It’s not particularly surprising to see less and less people are choosing to pray regularly.
‘What is interesting is despite many having big concerns about the future of our country and our world, people aren’t choosing to respond in prayer.’
Another finding suggested that Christians are less likely to pray than worshippers from other faith groups.