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Faith in politics?  

Our latest research explores the political views of UK evangelicals and how engaged they and their churches are in politics. Our survey of more than 2,000 evangelicals found that many are disillusioned with UK politics, with less than one in 10 (six per cent) believing that politicians can be trusted to keep their manifesto promises. But evangelicals are also much more likely to be interested and engaged in politics and to prioritise the common good of society above personal gain.

The issues that concern evangelicals are quite different from those that concern the general public. Evangelicals care far more about poverty and inequality than immigration – ranking this the single most important issue facing the UK today. And the key issues that will affect their vote are religious liberty and freedom of expression, poverty alleviation, human trafficking, same-sex marriage and euthanasia.


Our research is designed to spark conversations and ideas in your church. To help churches and small groups take a deeper look at some of the issues we've produced resources, including discussion questions and a Powerpoint presentation. A summary of the key findings is also available on pages 4-5 of the report.


This report was published in February 2015, with the survey taken by 2,020 evangelicals in August/September 2014.

More detailed information about this survey is available. If you have specific questions arising from the reports or would like to see the original data tables, please contact our research manager, Greg Smith, at g.smith@eauk.org.