Millennium Poll

I would like to ask you some questions about the Millennium.

  • MORI On-Line interviewed a representative quota sample of 608 adults, aged 18+, across Great Britain.
  • Interviews were conducted by telephone on 16 December 1999.
  • Results are based on all unless otherwise stated.
  • Data are weighted to the profile of the population.
  • An '*' indicates a finding of less than one half of one per cent, but greater than zero

I would like to ask you some questions about the Millennium.

Q1 How significant, if at all, is the religious aspect of the Millennium to you?

160 %
Very significant 14
Fairly significant 22
Not very significant 24
Not at all significant 38
Don't know 2

Q2 To what extent do you agree or disagree that the Millennium Dome is an appropriate symbol of Britain today?

160 %
Strongly agree 5
Tend to agree 13
Neither agree nor disagree 15
Tend to disagree 19
Strongly disagree 40
Don't know 6

Q3 Looking into the future, would you say you were optimistic or pessimistic about what the next century holds for ...

160 Optimistic Pessimistic Don't know
160 % % %
... you personally 68 21 11
... your children and grandchildren 59 27 14

Now I would like to ask you some questions about faith and religion.

Q4 Which, if any, of the things I am going to read out do you believe in?

160 Yes No Don't Know
160 % % %
God 71 21 7
A soul 70 22 8
Heaven 58 33 9
Astrology 37 54 9
The Ten Commandments 68 27 5
That Jesus was the son of God 60 29 11
That Christ rose from the dead 52 36 12
Santa Claus 15 84 1

Q5 How often do you attend religious services, such as in a church, apart from for weddings, christenings and funerals, these days?

160 %
Every day 2
At least once a week 14
Less than once a week to once a fortnight 1
Less than once a fortnight to once a month 8
Less than once a month to once every six months 9
Less than once every six months to once a year 12
Less than once a year 11
Never 40
Don't know 2

Q6 What is your religion, if any? (If Christian) What denomination are you?

160 %
Church of England 46
Roman Catholic 13
Church of Scotland 5
Church in Wales 1
Free church/Non-conformist (Methodist, Baptist, etc.) 7
Other Protestant 4
Muslim 2
Hindu 1
Orthodox Greek/Russian *
Buddhist *
Jewish 1
Other 2
None 17
Refused 1
Don't know *

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