Tag Archives: Easter

Two YouGov Pre-Easter Polls

Our focus today is on the headlines from two newly-released YouGov polls, one Easter-related and one not (being the latest instalment of data from the Westminster Faith Debates survey). Easter observance Around 6,000,000 British adults should be in church congregations in a … Continue reading

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Eastertide Anglican News

The Church of England issued two statistics-related press releases in the run-up to Easter, the first (on 3 April 2012) concerning the 2011 headline mission statistics for its cathedrals under the heading ‘Cathedral Attendance Statistics Enjoy over a Decade of … Continue reading

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Holy Saturday Polls

Spending time with family and friends is the most important part of Easter for 43% of Britons, followed by having a break from work (18%) and only thirdly the festival’s religious meaning (17%), with the exchanging of Easter eggs trailing … Continue reading

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Anglican Churchgoing in 2010

Attendance in the Church of England continues on its gently declining path, although there are one or two glimmers of hope, according to the 2010 provisional statistics which were released by the Research and Statistics Department of the Archbishops’ Council … Continue reading

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21st Century Evangelicals – The Sequel

The UK’s evangelical Christians are far more likely to be active in their communities than the average person, according to a new report from the Evangelical Alliance – Does Belief Touch Society? – published on 5 September. Hard copies can … Continue reading

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Anglican Cathedrals in 2010

Attendance at regular Sunday or midweek services in England’s Anglican cathedrals (excluding Royal Peculiars such as Westminster Abbey) increased by 7% between 2009 and 2010, according to figures released by the Archbishops’ Council’s Research and Statistics Unit on 4 May. … Continue reading

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Church of England Statistics for Mission, 2009

The provisional Church of England statistics for mission for 2009, released yesterday in the form of five tables and eight maps, ‘paint a mixed picture’, according to Revd Lynda Barley, the Church’s Head of Research and Statistics, quoted in an … Continue reading

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Religious Easter

It is a little after the event, but there does appear to have been one opinion poll this Easter which took the pulse of religiosity. It was conducted online on 1-2 April by YouGov among a representative sample of 1,503 … Continue reading

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Secular Easter

Easter may be the holy of holies in the Christian calendar, but for most of us it is little more than a longish secular holiday, moderately ruined in many years (including 2010) by indifferent weather. International Christendom still cannot agree … Continue reading

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