Christian Aid – Good Neighbours Poll
Poll of UK adults about their sense of connection with local and global communities during the COVID-19 pandemic

• Since the COVID-19 lockdown started in March, more than two in five (44%) UK adults report an increased sense of community spirit in their neighbourhood. Whilst a third (33%) of UK adults think the sense of community spirit in their neighbourhood has not changed, only 10% think it has decreased.
• Christian adults in the UK are significantly more likely than those from other religious groups and those with no religion to report an increased sense of community spirit in their neighbourhood (50% vs. 40% vs. 37% respectively).
• While living through a global pandemic, three in ten (29%) UK adults have felt more part of a global community. Half (51%) of UK adults have felt no change and 12% have felt a little or much less part of a global community.
• Christians and those with other religions are significantly more likely than those with no religion to have felt more part of a global community while living through a global pandemic (31% vs. 34% vs. 25% respectively).
• While 18-34-year olds are equally as likely to feel an increased sense of community spirit in their neighbourhood (39%) as they are to feel part of a global community (39%), 55+ year olds are less than half as likely to feel part of a global community (21%) as they are to feel an increased sense of community spirit in their neighbourhood (49%).

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Date Published
17/09/2020
Client
Christian Aid
Methodology
Savanta ComRes interviewed 2,315 UK adults online between the 4th and 7th September 2020, including 1,744 in England, 235 in Scotland, 224 in Wales and 112 in Northern Ireland. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of all UK adults by age, gender, region and social grade. Savanta ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.
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