It makes sense that atheists and those who follow other religions wouldn’t believe that Jesus physically died and came back to life. However, according to a survey most Christians in Switzerland don’t either.
The survey, conducted by Link, shows that only 26% of Switzerland’s population believes in the physical resurrection of Christ, down from the 33% who believed in it in 2007.
Among some christian groups the percentage believing in the resurrection was even lower than the population in general. While 37% of Catholics believed in it, only 23% of Protestants did.
Given the centrality of Christ’s resurrection to the christian belief system, these figures suggest many are following a faith they don’t believe in.
The only christian group with an overwhelming majority of believers was evangelicals (90%), which pushed the christian average up to 37%.
Among followers of other religions 25% said they believed in the physical resurrection of Christ but only 1% of atheists did.