A new survey from OnePoll, the London based creative market research company, has found that more Britons believe that aliens exist than God does.
72point.com reports that
A detailed study carried out among 1,500 adults and 500 kids, aged 8-12, found more than half of adults (51 per cent) believe in aliens, but only a quarter said the same of God.
The research showed that adults are in fact more likely to believe in ghosts, UFO’s and angels than God.
The poll found one in five Brits claim to have experienced the supernatural and one in ten reckon they have lived in a haunted house at some point in their lives.
And of the children polled, nearly two thirds felt aliens and ghosts existed, and half were confident that UFO’s were genuine the poll by Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, London found.
Conducted just as halloween is approaching this poll could be seen as nonsense, but this type of data does raise serious questions about how and why all religious institutions are failing people.
Adults believe in (according to the Ripley poll)
- 1. Ghosts 55%
- 2. Aliens 51%
- 3. UFOs 42%
- 4. Angels 27%
- 5. God 25%
In a World where people heavily rely on science for answers to life and beyond, we are seeing people more willing to believe in aliens and ghosts than God.
We live in a new World where simply reciting text from religious books is not enough to bring people towards finding God. Religion is blamed for most of the ills in the World and we all need to find new ways to engage and bring people back to faith in one God.