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Attitudes to current issues affecting the Church of England (1532)

Type of Data: Attitudes to current issues affecting the Church of England (1532)

Faith Community: Christianity (Church of England, Roman Catholic Church)

Date: 1996, February

Geography: England

Sample Size: 840 adults (including 446 professing Anglicans), 607 clergy (423 working full time and 184 retired, 61% response), 25 bishops (24% response)

Population: Adults aged 16 and over, Church of England bishops and clergy

Keywords: Act of Settlement, Alternative Service Book, Archbishop of Canterbury, assembly, Bible, bishops, Book of Common Prayer, church and state, church attendance, churchgoing, church schools, church unity, clergy, cohabitation, crucifixion, disestablishment, divine authority, divorce, ecumenism, faith schools, family services, freemasonry, General Synod, George Carey, hell, Holy Communion, homosexuality, Jesus Christ, miracles, monarchy, ordination of women, Parliament, political issues, politics, Pope, priests, Prince Charles, Queen, religious affiliation, religious education, remarriage in church, Resurrection, Roman Catholic Church, royal family, services, supreme governor, universal primate, Virgin Birth, women

Collection Method: Face-to-face interview (adults), self-completion postal questionnaire (bishops and clergy)

Collection Agency: Social Surveys (Gallup Poll)

Sponsor: Protestant Reformation Society

Published Source:

  • The Times, 28 August 1996
  • The Guardian, 28 August 1996
  • Daily Telegraph, 28 August 1996
  • The Independent, 28 August 1996
  • Church Times, 30 August and 6 September 1996
  • Church of England Newspaper, 30 August 1996

    BRIN ID: 1532


    In the case of the laity some questions were put only to those who attended Church of England services at least once a month

    Posted by: Clive D. Field

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