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Evangelical Alliance – relationships education research

A poll of British adults on behalf of Evangelical Alliance UK, looking at attitudes around relationships education.

  • There is very strong public support for schools being required to notify parents ahead of time if any charity or organisation is going to be involved in providing education on relationships (80% agree with this and 42% strongly agree).
  • There is significantly less support for the idea that Government should provide parents with an opt-out to relationships education with only half (51%) agreeing and a significant minority (31%) disagreeing.
  • When it comes to what relationships education might cover, the topic with least support is to be covered is content to do with sexual activity (66%).
  • Parents are seen to be the most appropriate people to decide on the right age for primary school children to learn about issues around sexual orientation and sexual relationships (65% of adults say this).
  • A similar proportion of adults in Britain (66%) identify politicians as the least appropriate group to decide on the right age primary school age children should learn about these issues.


Date Published: 30/01/2018

Categories: Education | UK | UK

Client: Evangelical Alliance


ComRes interviewed 2,036 GB adults online between 19th and 21st January 2018. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all British adults aged 18+ 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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