July 27, 2010

UK public supports women bishops

by David Masters

Nearly two thirds of British adults would support the Church of England in appointing women bishops, according to a YouGov poll.

The study, not commissioned by any organisation external to YouGov, found 63% of Brits think the Church of England should appoint women bishops.

Only one in ten said they would be opposed to such a change.

Almost four in ten (39%) said the Church of England should allow homosexual people to be appointed as bishops.

Women were found to be more likely to support women bishops and homosexual bishops.

Some 44% of women voted in favour of homosexual bishops, compared to 33% of men. Two thirds of women (67%) would support female bishops, compared to 59% of men.

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