This research highlights the potential for sustained church growth if the church nurtures the faith of under-fives and their parents.
- 74% of all parents with children under the age of five have attended a church activity in the past 12 months
- 62% of all parents of under-fives are not active Christians, but they have attended a church activity for this age group in the past year.
- Over half of these parents, 55%, say that they have explored their own beliefs because of attending these activities.
- Only 25% of all parents of children aged 0-4 are currently not in contact with a church, but 35% of them would welcome an invite to a church-led activity for them and their children
Date Published: 18/06/2020
Categories: Faith | GB | Public and communities | Social
Client: Hope Together, the Church of England and the Evangelical Alliance
Savanta ComRes interviewed 1182 British parents of children aged 0-4 years old between 6 – 28 February 2020. Data from the main sample are weighted by gender, age and region to be representative of parents with children under 5, at a GB level. Further boosts were employed to explore in detail three key groups of parents: Fringe parents, Active Christian parents, and Unreached parents. These groups are reported in separate, unweighted data tables.