Category Archives: visualisation

Religion and party choice: Evidence from the BES 2015 face-to-face post-election survey

This post presents some data from the BES 2015 face-to-face post-election survey (a cross-sectional study with a sample size of 2,987), the fieldwork for which was undertaken between May-September 2015. The dataset and accompanying documentation can be obtained here. This … Continue reading

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Exploring Religious Data in the British Social Attitudes 2014 Survey

The latest British Social Attitudes 2014 survey has recently been released via the UKDS, which holds all of the other surveys in the BSA series (as well as the data having being added to the online British Social Attitudes Information System). This … Continue reading

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Jesus Test and Other News

  The Jesus test Jesus Christ is not often dragged into the contemporary British political arena, but, when He is, people tend to ask what He would do or think about a current situation (or, in a few cases, even … Continue reading

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British Academy Recognition and Other News

  BRIN secures British Academy recognition The British Academy, the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences, announced on 23 July 2014 that BRIN is to be one of fine new Academy Research Projects in the social sciences. … Continue reading

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ADL Index of Anti-Semitism

  Britain has one of the lowest rates of anti-Semitism in the world, according to The ADL Global 100: An Index of Anti-Semitism, which was released by the New York-based Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on 13 May 2014. Interviews were conducted, … Continue reading

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Scrooging Christmas and Other News

Christmas has become such a secular festival in contemporary Britain that one might have thought that even non-religious people would have no difficulty in joining in, but our first story today shows a disproportionate dislike for Christmas on their part. … Continue reading

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Portrait of Catholics and Other News

This week’s post contains five religious statistical stories, leading on a major new survey of Roman Catholic religious practice and values. Portrait of Catholics Results from one of the most extensive surveys of Roman Catholic opinion for many years were … Continue reading

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Scottish Religious Census, 2011

Release 2A from the 2011 census of Scotland was made on 26 September 2013. It included the first results from the voluntary question on religion, which was: ‘What religion, religious denomination, or body do you belong to?’ This wording was different … Continue reading

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Local variation in levels of religious affiliation

The 2011 census reveals a remarkable amount of neighbourhood variation in levels of religion or non-religion.  Looking across the 8,570 wards in England – small areas with an average population of about 6,500 – the proportion of people describing themselves … Continue reading

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Gender and Religion and Other News

Today BRIN features the third instalment of findings from the YouGov poll commissioned in connection with the 2013 series of Westminster Faith Debates, plus the usual miscellany of other British religious statistical news. Gender and religion There is little public … Continue reading

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