08 Appendix C – Methodology

Appendix C - Methodology



This study involved quantitative surveys with British adults, church leaders and active Christians.

Barna interviewed 302 church leaders for this study. An online survey was conducted from 6 April 2017 to 9 May 2017, and a phone survey was conducted from 28 April 2017 to 9 May 2017. Not all questions were included in the phone version of this survey in order to shorten the length of the live interview.

Barna also surveyed 2,054 British adults (18 and older, representative of the general population) and 1,170 active Christians (a panel recruited primarily from Christian media sources) in two separate shared polls online (both hosted by ComRes) from 6 April 2017 to 11 April 2017.

Barna is solely responsible for the analysis of the data.



  • UK / British adult: A person over 18 who lives in the UK (this particular panel did not include those who live in Northern Ireland)
  • Church leader: A UK adult who confirms that they currently lead a church or congregation in the UK
  • Active Christian: A UK adult who actively engages in a minimum of monthly churchgoing, Bible reading and prayer
  • Non-Christian: A UK adult who identifies with a religion other than Christian (selected Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, Sikh, Buddhist, other, none or declined to answer)
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