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Lenten Intentions and Other News

With Lent starting next Wednesday, 13 February, our lead story this week concerns what people say they will be giving up this year, but there is the usual miscellany of other religious statistical news items, too. Lenten intentions One-quarter (24%) … Continue reading

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Faith on the Move

Faith on the Move: The Religious Affiliation of International Migrants is an ambitious new study from the Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures Project, funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the John Templeton Foundation. Prepared by the Pew Research Center’s Forum … Continue reading

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Falling Interest in Catholicism Online

Interest in Roman Catholicism appears to be falling worldwide according to a new analysis of Google searches published on 3 June on the Nineteen Sixty-Four research blog of the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University … Continue reading

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Religious Affiliation by Birth Decade

Looking at the pooled British Social Attitudes 1983-2008 sample, I wanted to see how religious affiliation varies by birth decade in England, Scotland and Wales, and particularly how younger birth cohorts compare with older birth cohorts.
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Costing the Heavens

The National Secular Society (NSS) claimed on Monday that its study of expenditure on hospital chaplaincy by NHS provider trusts in England had demonstrated that the service yields no clinical benefit. The NSS press release and accompanying 12-page report, written … Continue reading

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Church of England Statistics for Mission, 2009

The provisional Church of England statistics for mission for 2009, released yesterday in the form of five tables and eight maps, ‘paint a mixed picture’, according to Revd Lynda Barley, the Church’s Head of Research and Statistics, quoted in an … Continue reading

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Online Tools for Analysing Religious Data: (2) Britsocat.com

Following on from the previous post, a second online resource exists at Britsocat.com, which provides an online tool for analysis of data from the British Social Attitudes surveys. You need to register your e-mail address and login with a password, but access is free and it’s easy-to-use. This is an amazing resource: over 20,000 questions have been put to respondents over the course of the 1983-2008 surveys. Continue reading

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