A new survey has found broad support for Religious Education lessons in UK schools.
Nearly two thirds of respondents said it was important that religion be part of the school curriculum.
This was despite more than half saying they did not regard themselves as belonging to any religion.
Market researcher Savanta surveyed 2,000 adults for education charity Culham St Gabriel’s Trust.
Trust CEO, Kathryn Wright, told Christian Today the survey highlights the value of a good religious education.
She says it gives young people the knowledge they need to interact with others who have different perspectives.
69% of participants thought Religious Education was important in encouraging young people to openly discuss their beliefs with others.