A new study on what people in the UK think about God and the Bible has found only 18 per cent believe the Bible is relevant to them personally despite 40 per cent identifying as Christian. The Bible Society surveyed nearly 20,000 people in what is thought to be the largest review of faith, values and attitudes to the Bible in England and Wales. Chief executive of the charity, Paul Williams told Premier the organisation conducted the research to get a better understanding of the spiritual views of the UK population and learn how to be "a mission partner to the British church." The Faith in England and Wales report also found 61 per cent of those surveyed think it is good for children to know Bible stories while over half of adults believe the Bible shapes our culture.