This is based on research originally commissioned by the Church of England, the Evangelical Alliance and others. In a survey non-believers were asked if Christians had ever spoken to them about their faith. Of those who replied positively only 19% said it made them want to know more, compared with 59% who said the opposite. Although 23% said such witness had made them feel more positive towards Christ, 30% said it left them feeling more negative. Sadly, 40% of those surveyed did not think that Jesus was a real person who actually lived.