Opinion poll: religious selection or discrimination in school admissions

Abstract

Nearly three-quarters of the British public (73%) agree that ‘state funded schools, including state funded faith schools, should not be allowed to select or discriminate against prospective pupils on religious grounds in their admissions policy’, according to a professional opinion poll conducted by the ComRes organisation on behalf of the Accord Coalition for inclusive education - of which Ekklesia is a founding member.

Nearly three-quarters of the British public (73%) agree that ‘state funded schools, including state funded faith schools, should not be allowed to select or discriminate against prospective pupils on religious grounds in their admissions policy’, according to a professional opinion poll conducted by the ComRes organisation on behalf of the Accord Coalition for inclusive education - of which Ekklesia is a founding member.

Half (50%) of respondents stated that they agreed “strongly” with the statement. Just 18% of those who replied disagreed.

ComRes interviewed 2,008 adults online between 2 and 4 November 2012. Data was weighted to be demographically representative of all British adults aged 18+. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

* The full survey results and field work data can be found here (*.PDF Adobe Acrobat document): http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/files/accord-coalition_comres_poll_nov2012.pdf