New research has revealed that evangelical Christians are more active in their communities than others.

In an online survey of more than 1,000 evangelical Christians, a quarter said they were trustees of a registered charity, compared to the national average of 2.2%.

Nine per cent are serving as school governors, compared to 0.7% nationally, and four in 100 are members of a political party, compared to the national average of 1.3%.

An impressive nine in 10 voted in the AV referendum, compared to the UK-wide turnout of 42%.

The study also asked respondents about their opinions on current affairs. While nearly three quarters were against the 2003 invasion of Iraq, just over half backed the Allied intervention in Libya.

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