Category Archives: People news

Britain Uncovered and Other News

  Britain uncovered The recent ‘Britain Uncovered’ poll commissioned by The Observer from Opinium Research, among an online sample of 1,019 adults, included several questions of religious interest. The proportion associating with any religion was 61%, albeit significantly lower among … Continue reading

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Grace Davie on Religion and Other News

  Grace Davie on Religion in Britain Twenty-one years ago, in 1994, Grace Davie published her seminal Religion in Britain since 1945, a sociological account which became a standard textbook for students of the sociology of religion and contemporary British … Continue reading

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ComRes on Religion and Other News

  ComRes on religion Exactly half the whole population (and 71% of those professing no religion) now denies that religion is a force for good in the world, according to a ComRes poll for ITV News on 16-18 January 2015, … Continue reading

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Twixtmas News

  Hopefully, BRIN readers have had a good rest over Christmas. In case any of you ‘switched off’ from the religious statistical news during the festivities, here is a round-up of seven stories which made headlines between 24 and 29 … Continue reading

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Christmas Observance and Other News

  Christmas observance Prospect magazine has entered into the festive spirit by commissioning YouGov to run a few questions about how Britons observe Christmas, 1,927 adults being quizzed online on 13-14 November 2014. Nothing unusual about that, you might think … Continue reading

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Baroness Warsi’s Resignation and Other News

  Baroness Warsi’s resignation Last Tuesday (5 August 2014), Baroness Sayeeda Warsi resigned from Britain’s coalition government in protest at its response to the crisis in Gaza arising from the latest round of conflict between Israel and Hamas. She had … Continue reading

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Early May News Round-Up

  Ritually-slaughtered meat A renewed spate of media reports about supermarkets and restaurants selling their customers halal products without clearly labelling them as such has prompted The Sun to commission YouGov to run another survey of public opinion on the … Continue reading

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Latest Anglican Mission Statistics and Other News

Church of England mission statistics The Research and Statistics Department of the Church of England published Statistics for Mission, 2012 on 21 March 2014. The report extends to 65 pages and includes 25 tables and 42 figures, with data disaggregated … Continue reading

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