← Back to Search Results

Religious beliefs and practices, and attitudes to current issues affecting the Church of England and in society and politics (1336)

Type of Data: Religious beliefs and practices, and attitudes to current issues affecting the Church of England and in society and politics (1336)

Faith Community: Christianity (Church of England)

Date: 2001, March-April

Geography: England

Sample Size: 8677

Population: Readers of the Church Times, laity and clergy, who attended an Anglican church at least twice a month

Keywords: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, afterlife, AIDS, alcohol, Archbishop of Canterbury, Archbishops' Council, assembly, baptism, Bible, bishops, cathedrals, Christian books, Christianity, church and state, church attendance, church buildings, churchgoing, church leadership, Church of England, church schools, Church Times, clergy, cohabitation, commitment, confirmation, contraception, conversion, creationism, demands of the church, developing world, disestablishment, divorce, ecumenism, education, environmental pollution, evolution, faith, faith schools, finance, forms of service, freehold, General Synod, genetically modified food, genetic research, George Carey, giving, God, health, heaven, hell, Holy Communion, homosexuality, House of Lords, hymns, Jesus Christ, journey to faith, lay leadership, lay ministry, life after death, marriage, miracles, money, National Lottery, natural world, ordained ministry, ordination of women, ordination of practising homosexuals, overseas aid, paedophiles, parish quota, Parliament, pensions, Pope, poverty, prayer, preaching, pre-marital sex, priests, prisons, private schools, readers, religious books, religious education, religious experience, remarriage, Resurrection, retreats, ritual, royal family, security forces, sense of belonging, sermons, services, sex, silence, social security, stipends, supreme governor, supreme head, training, vestments, violence, Virgin Birth, volunteering, women, world religions, worship

Collection Method: Self-completion postal questionnaire

Collection Agency: Practical Theology Unit, University of Wales, Bangor

Sponsor: Church Times

Survey Instrument: Church Times, 30 March 2001

Published Source:

  • Church Times, 25 January, 1, 8, 15, 22 February and 26 July 2002
  • Leslie John Francis, Mandy Robbins and Jeff Astley, Fragmented Faith? Exploring the Fault-Lines in the Church of England, Bletchley: Paternoster Press, 2005
  • Leslie John Francis and Mandy Robbins, 'A Survey of Anglican Views on Sex and Family Life: Sociological and Theological Normativity', Flame, Spring 2005, pp. 20-2
  • Mandy Robbins, 'Clergymen and Clergywomen: The Same Inclusive Gospel?', Journal of Beliefs and Values, Vol. 28, 2007, pp. 55-64
  • Andrew Village and Leslie John Francis, 'Attitude Toward Homosexuality Among Anglicans in England: The Effects of Theological Orientation and Personality', Journal of Empirical Theology, Vol. 21, 2008, pp. 68-87
  • Andrew Village, 'Staring into the Chasm: Patterns of Homonegativitiy', Rebuilding Communion: Who Pays the Price? From the Lambeth Conference, 1998 to the Lambeth Conference, 2008 and Beyond, ed. Peter Francis, Hawarden: Monad Press, 2008, pp. 67-75
  • Andrew Village and Leslie John Francis, The Mind of the Anglican Clergy: Assessing Attitudes and Beliefs in the Church of England, Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2009
  • Andrew Village and Leslie John Francis, 'An Anatomy of Change: Profiling Cohort Difference in Beliefs and Attitudes among Anglicans in England', Journal of Anglican Studies, Vol. 8, 2010, pp. 59-81
  • Andrew Village and Leslie John Francis, 'All in the Mind? Psychological, Social and Religious Predictors of Civic Volunteerism among Churchgoers in England', Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Vol. 21, 2010, pp. 1-26
  • Andrew Village, 'Factors Predicting Engagement with Society among Anglicans in England', The Public Significance of Religion, eds Leslie John Francis and Hans-Georg Ziebertz, Leiden: Brill, 2011, pp. 215-40
  • Andrew Village, 'English Anglicanism: Construct Validity of a Scale of Anglo-Catholic Versus Evangelical Self-Identification', Religious Identity and National Heritage: Empirical-Theological Perspectives, eds Francis-Vincent Anthony and Hans-Georg Ziebertz, Leiden: Brill, 2012, pp. 93-122
  • Andrew Village, ‘What Does the Liberal-Conservative Scale Measure? A Study among Clergy and Laity in the Church of England’, Journal of Empirical Theology, Vol. 31, 2018, pp. 194-216
  • Andrew Village, The Church of England in the First Decade of the 21st Century: Findings from the Church Times Surveys, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018

    BRIN ID: 1336


    The response rate equated to 27% of the newspaper’s circulation at that time.

    Posted by: Clive D. Field

    British Religion in Numbers: All the material published on this website is subject to copyright. We explain further here.

    Bookmark the permalink.
  • ← Back to Search Results

    Comments are closed.