The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Poll gives nod to queen

Seventy-three percent of people in England believe Queen Elizabeth II should retain her position as titular head of the Church of England, considered the mother church of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

ComRes conducted the poll for the BBC. Most of those interviewed say the queen should remain the church's "supreme governor" and "defender of the faith" — titles held by the monarch since King Henry VIII broke with Roman Catholicism in the 16th century.

The result comes despite the growing influence of other faiths, including Muslims, Jews and Sikhs, largely through immigration.


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