Concerned that people did not believe the Church to be welcoming towards the LGBT community, Jayne raised funds to conduct another YouGov poll in October 2016.
The results, communicated in a press release, clearly showed that less than half of British adults believed that the Church of England was there for everyone, and less than a third of UK adults believing that UK churches were welcoming to the LGBT community.
These were summarised in a one-page handout.
The results received some media interest:
LGBT groups ‘miss church welcome’ – Church Times, October 28th 2016
Public don’t believe the Church offers a welcome to all in society – Church of England Newspaper, October 27th 2016
New Poll: Are Churches Welcoming Towards LGBT People? – Christian Today, October 27th 2016
Christianity seen as unwelcoming for LGBT people, poll confirms – Pink News, October 27th 2016
Are Churches Welcoming towards LGBT People? – Thinking Anglicans, October 27th 2016