A YouGov study released earlier today has highlighted the steady decline in attendance within the Christian church.
Despite Easter being the most important event in the Christian calendar, YouGov EuroTrack poll findings show that fewer than 25 percent of British Christians will be attending church services on Easter Sunday.
When asked to identify the most important part of Easter, only 30 percent of British and European Christians chose religious significance. Comparably, 49 percent stated that spending time with friends and family takes precedent.
The poll, which tracks public opinion in Britain, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway, identified Germany as the country with the highest number of Christians planning to go to church over Easter. While Denmark showed the lowest, with only 17 percent stating their intentions to go to mass.
However the British love of chocolate has not wavered. A separate YouGov poll found that 60 percent of Brits will buy at least one large chocolate Easter egg. With 74 percent saying they will likely consume more than one, and 16 percent admitting they plan on eating two or three.