A poll commissioned by Future for Religious Heritage, and conducted by Sociovision and Toluna in April 2014, shows that Europeans of all generations have a strong attachment to their religious buildings and want to safeguard them for the future.
- 84% of Europeans think that churches and religious buildings are part of their cultural heritage.
- 79% consider that preserving and protecting churches and other religious buildings is crucial for their community’s current and future life.
- 87% believe that churches and religious buildings should be open to tourism when they contain architectural or artistic treasures.
The survey questioned 6,000 citizens in eight countries – France, Germany, UK, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden.