In the wake of terror attacks in France this week - in which the perpetrators claimed they were acting in the name of Allah - YouGov has undertaken a poll to identify British attitudes towards religion.

The attacks have been widely condemned by the Islamic community across the world and many argue that the men responsible for killing many innocent people were representative of a highly warped strain of the religion.

Nevertheless, debate still rages - particularly as the initial attack was aimed at a magazine critical of Islam and its portrayal of the Prophet Mohamed.

YouGov has found that British people are more likely to view Islam negatively (61 per cent) than they are Christianity (31 per cent).

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