Polling on faith schools

Polling on faith schools


  • 56% think that state funded faith schools should stick to the national curriculum with only 11% saying that faith schools should have some discretion outside of core subjects
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  • 55% agree that some predominantly Muslim schools are fostering extremist views among pupils and 74% say there is a serious risk of some schools encouraging pupils to adopt extremist views
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  • 33% say that the Home Office and the police should be mainly responsible for tacking extremism in schools, narrowly ahead of the 31% who say it should be teachers and governors

Opinium Research carried out an online survey of 1,002 UK adults aged 18+ from 12th to 13th June 2014. Results have been weighted to nationally representative criteria.

Full data and tables (PDF)

Interview Method and Sample

This survey is conducted online by CAWI (computer aided web interviewing), using Opinium?s online research panel of circa 30,000 individuals. This research is run from a representative sample of GB adults (aged 18+ in England, Scotland and Wales). The sample is defined from pre-collected registration data containing gender, age (18-34, 35-54, and 55+), region (North East, North West, Yorkshire and Humberside, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West, Wales, and Scotland), working status and social grade to match the latest published ONS figures.

Opinium also takes into account differential response rates from the different demographic groups, to ensure the sample is representative.