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Theos – RE in schools research

A survey of 2,031 GB adults on RE in schools

  • The majority say that RE is not as important as English, Maths and Science (62%), however, two thirds say it is important that children learn about the different religions and beliefs in Britain (66%)
  • Over half agree that better RE in schools would help avoid prejudices towards religious people (54%)
  • The majority agree that schools are increasingly restricted in what they can say about religion (59%)
  • Approaching half of GB adults agree that RE should be compulsory for all children in school (45%) compared to just over a quarter who disagree (28%)

Date Published: 05/12/2018

Categories: Education | Faith | GB | Public and communities | Social

Client: Theos


ComRes surveyed 2,031 GB adults between the 26th and 28th October 2018. Data were weighted to be representative of all GB adults by age, gender, region and social grade. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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