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Christian Churches - updated 17/11/03

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This poll is to find out about different churches and their practices. Newly updated 17/11, so even if you've already voted you're welcome to vote again!

How old are you?

10% (5) Under 16
51% (25) 17-25
14% (7) 26-30
8% (4) 30-40
8% (4) 40-50
2% (1) 50-60
6% (3) 61+

49 voters have answered this question.

Male or female?

79% (39) Male
20% (10) Female

49 voters have answered this question.

Where do you live?

14% (7) UK/Europe
72% (35) North America
0% (0) The Middle East
4% (2) Asia
0% (0) Africa
2% (1) South America
6% (3) Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific

48 voters have answered this question.

What religion are you? (NB. "catholic" churches are part of the universal church while "Catholic" with a capital "C" refers to the Catholic Church)

10% (5) Anglican, e.g. C of E, ECUSA
0% (0) Methodist
12% (6) Catholic (with capital "C")
2% (1) Eastern Orthodox (e.g. Greek, Russian)
12% (6) Lutheran
10% (5) Baptist
0% (0) Moravian Church
2% (1) Quaker (Society of Friends)
0% (0) Salvation Army
0% (0) United Reformed Church
0% (0) Oriental Orthodox
8% (4) Non-denominational
2% (1) United Church of Christ
2% (1) Congregationalist
0% (0) Anabaptist
6% (3) Trinitarian Pentecostal
0% (0) Oneness Pentecostal
6% (3) The Reformed Church
6% (3) Presbyterians
0% (0) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
2% (1) Wesleyan
0% (0) United Church of Canada
0% (0) Uniting Church in Australia
2% (1) Seventh Day Adventist
0% (0) Community of Christ
2% (1) Jehovah's Witnesses
2% (1) Mormon Church
0% (0) Splinter LDS Churches
2% (1) Christian Science
2% (1) Christadelphian
8% (4) Other denomination

49 voters have answered this question.

How often (on average) do you go to church?

2% (1) Daily
38% (19) More than once a week, but not daily
38% (19) Weekly
4% (2) Monthly
10% (5) Every so often
2% (1) Only for Christmas, Easter, etc.
4% (2) Never

49 voters have answered this question.

Do you think your church is:

13% (6) Liberal
15% (7) Moderately Liberal
28% (13) Middle-of-the-Road
36% (17) Quite Conservative
6% (3) Extremely Conservative

46 voters have answered this question.

Do you agree with their position?

63% (29) Yes
4% (2) Don't know
30% (14) Sometimes
2% (1) No

46 voters have answered this question.

Does your church ordain women to the priesthood?

37% (17) Yes, and I agree with it
6% (3) Yes, but I disagree with it
6% (3) No, but they should
48% (22) No, and I don't want them to

45 voters have answered this question.

Does your church have bishops or another hierarchical structure?

41% (19) Yes, we have Bishops
19% (9) Yes, we have an ordered hierarchy
21% (10) No, we're self-governing
17% (8) No, we're a loose federation of churches

46 voters have answered this question.

If you church has bishops, do you believe they are part of the apostolic succession?

30% (12) Yes, I believe they are
2% (1) No, they're not, but they claim to be
27% (11) No, they don't claim to be
22% (9) Don't have bishops
17% (7) What's the apostolic succession?

40 voters have answered this question.

Does your church recognise saints and martyrs?

0% (0) We worship them
24% (11) We pray to them to intercede on our behalf
37% (17) We recognise them, but don't pray to them
37% (17) No

45 voters have answered this question.

Does your church recognise any of the Creeds used by the early church? (the Nicene Creed, the Apostle's Creed and the Athanasian Creed)

2% (1) Nicene Creed only
6% (3) Apostle's Creed only
0% (0) Athanasian Creed only
26% (12) Nicene and Apostle's Creed only
24% (11) All three
2% (1) Other combination
17% (8) None, but we have our own statement of faith
20% (9) No

45 voters have answered this question.

Does your church believe in the holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit/Ghost?

91% (42) Yes
8% (4) No

46 voters have answered this question.

Does your church practise the sacraments used in the Bible - Holy Communion (bread and wine) and Baptism

90% (40) Yes
9% (4) No

44 voters have answered this question.

Does your church practise infant baptism?

54% (24) Yes, and I agree with it
4% (2) Yes, but I disagree with it
22% (10) No, and disagree with it
18% (8) No, but I agree with it

44 voters have answered this question.

Does your church use the other five sacraments (Marriage, Ordination, Confirmation, Anointing of the Sick, Penance)?

38% (17) Yes, they are all officially used
27% (12) Yes, but they're all optional
11% (5) Marriage only
22% (10) No

44 voters have answered this question.

Does your church have an established liturgy (e.g. a prayer book used at services like the Book of Common Prayer, etc)?

34% (15) Yes, I like it too
2% (1) Yes, but I think we need a new one
2% (1) Yes, but we shouldn't
2% (1) No, but we need one
59% (26) No, and we don't need one

44 voters have answered this question.

Which of these do you think should be important to a church?

17% (8) Scripture only
2% (1) Tradition only
8% (4) Reason only
22% (10) Scripture and Reason
4% (2) Scripture and Tradition
8% (4) Tradition and Reason
35% (16) Scripture, Tradition and Reason

45 voters have answered this question.

Do you believe the Bible should be taken literally?

51% (24) Yes
48% (23) No

47 voters have answered this question.

Does your church agree with your view?

82% (37) Yes
15% (7) They won't/don't comment
2% (1) No

45 voters have answered this question.

Do you believe in Creationism, Evolutionism or something else?

42% (20) Creationism (literal Genesis)
34% (16) Theistic Evolution
14% (7) Evolution
8% (4) Something else

47 voters have answered this question.

Does your church agree with your view?

77% (35) Yes
20% (9) They won't/don't comment
2% (1) No

45 voters have answered this question.

Does your church recognise the following books as part of Scripture?

80% (28) "Standard" Canon (as accepted by most Protestants)
20% (7) Catholic Canon
8% (3) Greek Orthodox Canon
5% (2) Old Slavic Canon
2% (1) Ethiopian Canon

35 voters have answered this question.

Does your church instead say that some of these books are not Scripture but worthy of study?

41% (17) Yes
58% (24) No

41 voters have answered this question.

Do you believe the bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Christ?

26% (12) Yes, I believe in transubstantiation
13% (6) Yes, I believe in consubstantiation
60% (27) No, I believe it to be symbolic

45 voters have answered this question.

How often do you receive Communion/Eucarist?

40% (16) Every Sunday
47% (19) Once a month
7% (3) Only during major holy days
5% (2) Just during the Easter Season

40 voters have answered this question.

Which version of the Bible (in English) do you prefer?

12% (5) New American Bible
0% (0) Jerusalem Bible
2% (1) New Jerusalem Bible
7% (3) Douay-Rheims
2% (1) Revised Version
7% (3) American Standard Version
4% (2) Revised Standard Version
17% (7) New Revised Standard Version
17% (7) New International Version
0% (0) Today's New International Version
9% (4) New Living Translation
14% (6) New American Standard Bible
2% (1) Today's English Version (Good News Bible)
2% (1) The Living Bible
2% (1) English Revised Version
4% (2) Amplified Bible
2% (1) Today's English Version
2% (1) New World Translation
39% (16) King James Version (Authorised Version)
19% (8) New King James Version
2% (1) Revised English Version
4% (2) New English Bible
0% (0) World English Bible
12% (5) Original King James 1611 Version

41 voters have answered this question.

Does your church believe in salvation by Grace or works?

0% (0) Works
65% (28) Grace
34% (15) Both

43 voters have answered this question.

Do you (and your church) believe in the Deity of Christ

82% (37) Yes, and my church agrees with me
2% (1) Yes, but my church doesn't
11% (5) No, and my church doesn't either
4% (2) No, but my church does

45 voters have answered this question.

Do you believe the Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost) is divine?

93% (43) Yes
6% (3) No

46 voters have answered this question.

Do you believe that there is only one person in the Godhead, that God revealed himself in three successive forms (first Father, then Son, then Holy Spirit) - this is Sabellianism

32% (13) Yes, and my church does too
0% (0) Yes, but my church doesn't
62% (25) No, my church doesn't either
5% (2) No, but my church does

40 voters have answered this question.

Do you believe in Arianism? (that Christ was created out of nothing (ex nihilo) to be a means of redemption)

17% (7) Yes, and my church does too
2% (1) Yes, but my church doesn't
80% (33) No, my church doesn't either
0% (0) No, but my church does

41 voters have answered this question.

Do you believe that humanity is saved by knowledge and that Christ came to reveal the truth and free them from the Old Testament God (Gnosticism)

23% (10) Yes, and my church does too
7% (3) Yes, but my church doesn't
69% (29) No, my church doesn't either
0% (0) No, but my church does

42 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2003-09-02 09:23:43 by Stu2000
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