Faith & Sexuality Survey 2018

The 2018 Faith & Sexuality Survey  is designed to explore the impact of religious belief on people’s understanding and development of their sexual orientation and identity.  It is as such not designed to understand in any depth people’s gender identity. 

It is open to all individuals living in the UK who are over 16 and should take about 5 – 10 minutes to complete.  Please be assured that your responses will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

The research project is being managed by the Ozanne Foundation and is  being overseen by an Advisory Board that consists of:

Dr Jamie Harrison, Chair of the House of Laity, Church of England

Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Senior Rabbi to Reform Judaism

Martin Pollecoff, Chair of UK Council of Psychotherapists

Teddy Prout, Director of Community Services Humanists UK

Khakan Qureshi, Founder of Birmingham South Asian LGBT – Finding a Voice

Professor Sir Bernard Silverman, Former President of the Royal Statistical Society

Rt Revd Dr David Walker, Bishop of Manchester

The survey will run until December 31st 2018 and the results will be presented at fringe meeting of the General Synod of the Church of England in February 2019. 

For more information please contact

December 9th 2018 Press Release is available here.

Press Coverage Summary

Faith groups to defy ban on ‘gay cure’ therapy – Sunday Times, December 9th 2018

Church of England bishops back inquiry into gay conversion therapy – Pink News, December 9th 2019

Church of England bishops to start inquiry into so-called ‘gay cure’ therapies that can involve counselling or even ‘corrective rape’ – Daily Mail, December 9th 2019

Church of England bishops back conversion therapy inquiry – Gay Star News, December 10th 2019