"We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice,
we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself." Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison (1943-1945)

ComRes Poll

Poll shows Health Minister 'out of step' with public opinion on same-sex therapy

10 June, 2014

“Our survey shows that when you give the public a real-life scenario involving a family, then opponents of such a ban outnumber those in favour by more than five to one and two-thirds of people recognise the right to such therapy.”

“The disturbing thing is that Mr. Lamb and bodies such as the Royal College of Psychiatrists and UK Council for Psychotherapy, are opposed to offering help to people who have made a conscious choice to change, based on prejudice and ideology rather than scientific evidence that therapy is harmful. In fact there is no peer-reviewed science in existence conclusively showing harmful effects of this type of therapy.”

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Core Issues Trust 'Talking Therpy Poll'

ComRes interviewed 2,003 British adults online between 9th and 10th April 2014. Data were weighted to be representative of all GB adults aged 18+. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.