The Ten Commandments are timeless biblical principles to live by, but it seems the majority of residents in Great Britain no longer see all of these historic sentiments as societal necessities.
In fact, a new poll by YouGov found that the majority of Brits only believe that six of the 10 commandments are “still important principles to live by.”
Majorities still embrace “you shall not commit murder” and “you shall not steal” (both 93 percent) as well as “you shall not bear false witness against other people” (87 percent).
Additionally, 73 percent still embrace a ban on adultery, 69 percent say it is still important to honor one’s mother and father and 61 percent oppose coveting others’ possessions.
But the situation changes quite a bit when it comes to the four remaining commandments:
YouGov has more about what the research yielded:
The four Commandments that do not have a majority of Brits saying they are still important are the ones most related to the practice of religion. Unsurprisingly, it is on these Commandments that opinion between Christians and the non-religious differs the most.
Fewer than a third of Britons (31%) say that people should not worship idols (defined in the survey as statues or symbols). Christians are split on whether they still consider this to be an important commandment, with 43% saying it is and 44% saying it is not. Meanwhile, only one in five non-religious Brits (20%) say it is still an important rule.
The above graphic has some of the other proportions, with the most stunning one being the 19 percent who still feel it is important to “remember to keep the Sabbath day holy.”
Read more about the findings here.