A poll commissioned by BBC Religion and Ethics as part of the BBC’s RE:THINK 2012 Festival, which …[went on recently] at MediaCityUK in Salford, suggests that young people think caring for family and putting others before themselves is more important than having religious faith or belief.
Of 585 16-24 year olds asked to rank the most important moral issue for them, from a list of eight options, pollsters TNS BMRB found that 59 per cent said looking after family was the most important moral issue for them.
Just 4 per cent said that having religious faith or beliefs was the most important moral issue. The same percentage listed paying taxes and playing a part in your community. Twelve per cent said that putting others first, 8 per cent said being faithful to a partner, 5 per cent said caring for the environment and 1 per cent listed buying ethical products as the most important moral issue