Around one in four of people who class themselves as Christians do not believe the resurrection of Jesus took place.
According to a ComRes survey commissioned by the BBC, just a third believed word-for-word what the Bible says about the events.
However two in five of all British adults say they believe in the resurrection of Jesus.
Over 2,000 people were questioned last month.
The research also found around a third of Christians said they did not believe in life after death but a fifth of non-religious people surveyed said they did.
Responding to the findings, Bishop of Manchester, Rt Rev David Walker, told the BBC: "This important and welcome survey proves that many British people, despite not being regular churchgoers, hold core Christian beliefs.
"Alongside them it finds surprisingly high levels of religious belief among those who follow no specific religion, often erroneously referred to as secularists or atheists.
A Monthly Gift Of £5 Makes A World Of Difference
In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.
Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the UK is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.
For a monthly gift of £5 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.
Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.Set up a monthly gift