60% of British adults back the Government providing financial support for churches, chapels and meeting houses in order to protect their heritage and history for future generations, according to the findings of a new opinion poll, commissioned by the National Churches Trust.
The overwhelming majority of British adults (84%) think that the UK’s churches, chapels and meeting houses are an important part of the UK’s heritage and history, according to the findings of the ComRes poll, which interviewed 2,038 GB adults online between the 16th and 17th December 2015.
83% of British adults think that the UK’s churches and chapels and meeting houses play an important role for society.
When people were asked what would most encourage them to visit churches, the top five responses were:
- A friendly welcome
- The provision of toilets
- A café or refreshment area,
- Comfortable seating
- Access to useful visitor information
The poll found that 57% of British adults said that they had visited a church in the past year for religious services, non-religious activities or as a visitor or tourist.
For more information and to see the full findings of the research, visit The National Churches Trust website.