A Welcoming Church? – 2016 YouGov Poll

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Concerned that people did not believe the Church to be welcoming towards the LGBT community, Jayne raised funds to conduct another YouGov poll in October 2016.

The results, communicated in a press release, clearly showed that less than half of British adults believed that the Church of England was there for everyone, and less than a third of UK adults believing that UK churches were welcoming to the LGBT community.

These were summarised in a one-page handout.

The results received some media interest:

LGBT groups ‘miss church welcome’ – Church Times, October 28th 2016

Public don’t believe the Church offers a welcome to all in society – Church of England Newspaper, October 27th 2016

New Poll: Are Churches Welcoming Towards LGBT People? – Christian Today, October 27th 2016

Christianity seen as unwelcoming for LGBT people, poll confirms – Pink News, October 27th 2016

Are Churches Welcoming towards LGBT People? – Thinking Anglicans, October 27th 2016

 

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