The research

Numbers of single people in the church

The only study in GB on marital status and attending places of Christian worship.  The data from 7212 adults shows that more married people choose to go to church and fewer single do so. Unlike society in general, the majority of adults in churches are married. However still 1 in 3 adults in GB churches are single. Done by YouGov plc in 2014.

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What do single Christians say about church?

What do single people think about their church and leaders? In the first major survey of its kind, 3,000 single Christians revealed their hopes, expectations and attitudes to their faith. More than a third said they were treated differently from conventional families.

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What they say about living as a single

Our survey results showed what people valued most about being single and Christian, as well as their  feelings about relationships and whether they would or should marry outside the faith.

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Who is most readily identified as single?

A fascinating study on 1,400 church attendees.  It shows that people estimate more of their own kind attend church - but still many correctly identified that 1 in 3 adults in places of worship are single.  Most immediately think of the never married as single, but one third needed prompting to identify the divorced and widowed as single.

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Singleness around the world

Singleness is growing around the world but what are the causes and are there significant differences between nations? This special report compares the statistics of the UK, Sweden, France, Japan and Singapore and how singleness is perceived in those countries.

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