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New poll says only 60 percent of the Ten Commandments are still important to Brits

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United Kingdom polling company YouGov on Monday published a poll that said most British people believe that only six of the Ten Commandments are still important principles to live by.

What commandments are no longer important principles to live by, according to respondents?

Those commandments no longer considered important principles to live by, according to some Brits polled, include the first four commandments.

  • You shall have no other gods before Me
  • You shall make no idols
  • You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain
  • Keep the Sabbath day holy

What were the results of the poll?

There is a significant divide between the answers of the Christian respondents and non-religious respondents.

The first four commandments — which detail how Christians are to relate to God —  are unsurprisingly less important to the non-religious respondents than to Christian respondents.

The poll reported that 20 percent of non-religious Brits believe that they should not worship idols. Of Christians polled, however, 44 percent believe that the second commandment is not an important commandment.

Less than 33 percent of Christians said that Sunday should be kept as a Sabbath holy day, and just 38 percent of Christians said they were against taking the Lord's name in vain.  Just 7 percent of non-religious Brits said that the Sabbath should remain a holy day, and 5 percent of non-religious Brits considered taking the Lord's name in vain an offense.

[blazepoll id="1423832" title="Do you still believe that the first four commandments are important principles to live by?"]

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