The majority of young C of E, Anglican and Episcopal Christians agree with same-sex marriage

Louis Dor
Saturday 30 January 2016 17:30
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The majority of Church of England, Anglican and Episcopalian Christians under the age of 55 support same-sex marriage.

The survey of 6,276 British adults between 19 and 21 January by YouGov showed 56 per cent of the country believes same sex marriage is right.

Respondents were asked their religious affiliation prior to their views on same-sex marriage, revealing 45 per cent of Roman Catholics, Church of England, Anglican and Episcopal Christians also believe same-sex marriage is right.

The majority of Evangelical Christians and Muslims believed same-sex marriage was wrong.

The full breakdown of the groups of religions surveyed (the amount of respondents for whom were considered statistically reliable) is below:

66 per cent of Church of England, Anglican and Episcopal Christians aged 18-24 believe same-sex marriage is right, compared to 72 per cent of those aged 25-34 and 51 per cent of those aged 35-44.

The survey also showed, as many other surveys of its kind have done so prior, younger generations are more likely to think same-sex marriage is right than older generations.

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