As the Synod is going to debate towards whether to consider same-sex marriage, the opinions of the congregation divided literally half by half. The Church of England is to debate the issue of same-sex marriage on Wednesday, but the findings from NatCen’s British Social Attitudes survey showed that 50 percent of those who identify as Anglican believe same-sex relationships are “not wrong at all”.
Just under 20 percent still think same-sex relationships are “always wrong”, a drop of 34 percent when compared to findings from 1983. On the issue of equal marriage, a 2014 version of the survey showed that 47 percent of Anglicans supported the right of same-sex couples to marry. That compared with 60 percent of the public as a whole. 26 percent of Anglicans believe that equal marriage is wrong.