I'm sure this finding differs hugely with the numbers of children knowing stories from the bible in the USA. My blogger contacts reveal that, on the whole, Americans are avid Christians.
Surveys for the Bible Society, based on a poll of 800 UK children aged eight to 15 and about 1,100 parents, found almost 3/10 of young people were unaware stories in the bible. These include the birth of Jesus, the Crucifixion, and Adam and Eve, as well as Good Samaritan or David and Goliath. Many children confused Biblical stories with plotlines from well-known films such as Harry Potter.
Looking back to my childhood in Australia in the 40s, I see a very different social structure. My sisters and I went to Sunday school every week and learned about the wonderful stories in the bible. Also, my primary school gave weekly Religious Instruction. I don't think this happens any more in most schools in the UK.
In this little isle, so many churches and pubs are closing and their structures are adapted for housing or businesses. I live half way up a hill in Elstree, Hertfordshire, which is close to London. At the top, stands the picturesque St Nicholas Church, which dates back to 1424. Very few people attend normal services there. I'm not sure my neighbors are ungodly—perhaps instead they are nonreligious.
There are many religions around the world—each sacred to their followers. The United Kingdom has opened its arms to all people. I believe there is one Creator, known by different names.
However, the bible is filled with wonderful stories—better than the plots of any novel. We should encourage children to discover more about their Christian heritage.