According to the survey, only 36 per cent of Christian parents are keen that their offspring share their faith. When only those who attend church at least once a month were considered, the findings revealed 69 per cent of Christian parents were keen their children came to faith.

Theos also highlighted a number of fears parents have about passing on their faith. It concluded around a quarter would fear being asked a question they weren’t able to answer or their child being alienated at school. The biggest concern from parents was that “technology and social media would have more of an impact on my children’s beliefs than my input”.