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Attitudes of laity, clergy and bishops to current issues in the Church of England (2067)

Type of Data: Attitudes of laity, clergy and bishops to current issues in the Church of England (2067)

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

Date: 1984, late October

Geography: Great Britain

Sample Size: 943 adults, 530 clergy (53% response), 43 bishops (30% response)

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

Keywords: Act of Settlement, Alternative Service Book, Archbishop of Canterbury, ARCIC Commission, assembly, Bible, bishops, Book of Common Prayer, church and state, church attendance, churchgoing, Church of England, church schools, Church unity, disestablishment

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

Collection Agency: Social Surveys (Gallup Poll)

Sponsor: Church Society

Published Source:

  • Attitudes of Laity, Clergy and Bishops Towards the Church of England, London: Social Surveys (Gallup Poll), 1984
  • The Times, 10-11 December 1984
  • Daily Telegraph, 10-11 December 1984
  • Church of England Newspaper, 14 December 1984
  • Church Times, 14 December 1984
  • Gallup Political Index, No. 293, January 1985, pp. 22-4
  • Index to International Public Opinion, 1984-1985, eds. Elizabeth Hann Hastings and Philip K. Hastings, New York: Greenwood Press, 1986, pp. 110, 521, 524-6, 576
  • Gordon Heald and Robert J. Wybrow, The Gallup Survey of Britain, London: Croom Helm, 1986, pp. 220-5

    BRIN ID: 2067


    Dataset for the laity data available at the Roper Center as GBSSLT84-CQ939

    Posted by: Clive D. Field

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