The bishops of England and Wales have released a survey ahead of next year’s synod on youth.

The “Youth Poll on Life, Faith and Vocational Discernment” invites answers from 13 to 29-year-olds of all religions and none.

It is anonymous, though participants must enter their email address.

The bishops say the responses “will be used in a report that will be sent to the Vatican” ahead of the synod, which is scheduled for October 2018.

The poll asks people to say how their lives are, ranging from “horrible” or “stressful” to “good” or “great”, and asks them to name the best and most difficult aspects of their life.

They are also asked how their faith has “helped you to make good life choices” – for instance, through groups that allow one to discuss important decisions, or by “giving me the opportunity to help others”.

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