Counting Religion in Britain, August 2021

Counting Religion in Britain, No. 71, August 2021 features seven new sources of British religious statistics. The contents list appears below and a PDF version of the full text can be downloaded from the following link: No 71 August 2021

FAITH ORGANIZATION STUDIES

  • Coronavirus chronicles: Covid-19 and the Christian Church
  • Coronavirus chronicles: the Jewish experience of Covid-19

OFFICIAL AND QUASI-OFFICIAL STATISTICS

  • Office for National Statistics consultation on 2021 census outputs
  • Religious marriages in England and Wales, 2018
  • Religious hate crimes in Scotland, 2020–21
  • Entries for Religious Studies in June 2021 school examinations in England and Wales

ACADEMIC STUDIES

  • Four recent articles in religion journals

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Counting Religion in Britain, July 2021

Counting Religion in Britain, No. 70, July 2021 features 10 new sources of British religious statistics. The contents list appears below and a PDF version of the full text can be downloaded from the following link: No 70 July 2021

OPINION POLLS

  • Coronavirus chronicles: comfort about resuming attendance at places of worship
  • Perceived tension between different religions: Ipsos multinational survey
  • Perceptions of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia as problems in the UK
  • Reported sightings of, and suspected government secrecy about, UFOs: YouGov poll

FAITH ORGANIZATION STUDIES

  • Coronavirus chronicles: Church Army launches ‘investigating the distanced church’
  • Coronavirus chronicles: Methodist Church Statistics for Mission
  • Coronavirus chronicles: Jewish mortality during the first year of the pandemic

OFFICIAL AND QUASI-OFFICIAL STATISTICS

  • Coronavirus chronicles: marriages in Scotland dramatically down in 2020

ACADEMIC STUDIES

  • Recent articles in academic journals: theme issue on psychological type and religion
  • Recent articles in academic journals: six miscellaneous

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Counting Religion in Britain, June 2021

Counting Religion in Britain, No. 69, June 2021 features 13 new sources of British religious statistics. The contents list appears below and a PDF version of the full text can be downloaded from the following link:  No 69 June 2021

OPINION POLLS

  • Religion questions in recent polling by Number Cruncher Politics for British Future
  • Coronavirus chronicles: vaccine hesitancy and religious groups – Ipsos MORI polling
  • YouGov poll of public attitudes to lobbying by faith leaders against assisted dying
  • Attitudes towards the recent conflict between Israel and Palestinians
  • Survation survey of political party identification and voting among British Muslims
  • Is it being political for football fans to sing songs about the Pope or ISIS?
  • Alternative beliefs: do aliens exist and have they visited the earth?

FAITH ORGANIZATION STUDIES

  • Coronavirus chronicles: Good Faith Partnership’s vision for Covid-19 recovery

OFFICIAL AND QUASI-OFFICIAL STATISTICS

  • Coronavirus chronicles: vaccine hesitancy and religious groups – ONS data
  • Faith schools and their pupils in England, January 2021
  • Religious profession in the armed forces as at 1 April 2021

ACADEMIC STUDIES

  • Values as the new religion: Linda Woodhead’s Edward Cadbury Lectures, 2021
  • Coronavirus chronicles: University of York’s ‘Churches, Covid-19, and Communities’

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Counting Religion in Britain, May 2021

Counting Religion in Britain, No. 68, May 2021 features 14 new sources of British religious statistics. The contents list appears below and a PDF version of the full text can be downloaded from the following link:  No 68 May 2021

OPINION POLLS

  • Afterlife beliefs: multinational poll from Maru Public Opinion
  • Religion and funerals: SunLife’s The Cost of Dying 2021 Report
  • First religion-related findings released from Fall 2020 Pew Global Attitudes Survey
  • Religion and conversion therapy: YouGov poll of public attitudes
  • Religion and charitable giving: YouGov Profiles data, 2020–21
  • Perceptions of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia as problems in the UK
  • Coronavirus chronicles: Israel as a potential holiday destination

FAITH ORGANIZATION STUDIES

  • Peter Brierley’s overview of numbers and trends in the UK church scene in 2021
  • Coronavirus chronicles: Church of Scotland’s congregational statistics report for 2020

OFFICIAL AND QUASI-OFFICIAL STATISTICS

  • Coronavirus chronicles: latest ONS data on vaccine hesitancy and religion
  • Coronavirus chronicles: updated ONS figures on deaths involving Covid-19 by religion
  • Scotland’s census, 2022: religion topic report
  • Teacher Roman Catholic approval management information for Scotland

ACADEMIC STUDIES

  • Coronavirus chronicles: three articles in the current edition of Rural Theology

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Counting Religion in Britain, April 2021

Counting Religion in Britain, No. 67, April 2021 features 11 new sources of British religious statistics. The contents list appears below and a PDF version of the full text can be downloaded from the following link: No 67 April 2021

OPINION POLLS

  • Religious and faith groups ranked bottom of ten agencies for the support they offer
  • Perceptions of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia as problems in the UK

FAITH ORGANIZATION STUDIES

  • Coronavirus chronicles: the Church of England’s community response to the pandemic
  • Coronavirus chronicles: the Scottish Church experience of Covid-19
  • Coronavirus chronicles: the Muslim experience of Covid-19
  • Coronavirus chronicles: the Jewish experience of Covid-19
  • British Sikh Report, 2020
  • Widespread disregard of daily collective worship in maintained schools in England

ACADEMIC STUDIES

  • Religion and Euroscepticism in Brexit Britain
  • Attitudes of contemporary British Catholics to personal morality and the priesthood
  • Primitive Methodism in Hertfordshire before 1918

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Counting Religion in Britain, March 2021

Counting Religion in Britain, No. 66, March 2021 features 20 new sources of British religious statistics. The contents list appears below and a PDF version of the full text can be downloaded from the following link: No 66 March 2021

OPINION POLLS

  • Humanists UK’s 2021 census campaign bolstered by new YouGov polling
  • Updates to YouGov trackers: religion’s influence, belief in God, and Sunday trading
  • Should Church of England bishops continue to sit in the House of Lords?
  • Coronavirus chronicles: experiences of bereavement and funerals in the age of Covid-19
  • Attitudes to international aid: Savanta ComRes poll for Islamic Relief
  • Talking about religion: opinion poll for Zopa
  • Religious division in Scottish society: Survation poll for Scotland in Union
  • Perceptions of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia as problems in the UK
  • Anti-Semitism in the Labour Party: YouGov poll of Labour members
  • Threat posed by Islamic extremists: YouGov poll of general public

FAITH ORGANIZATION STUDIES

  • Coronavirus chronicles: the Anglican experience of Covid-19
  • Coronavirus chronicles: the Baptist experience of Covid-19
  • Coronavirus chronicles: the Methodist experience of Covid-19
  • Coronavirus chronicles: the Jewish experience of Covid-19

OFFICIAL AND QUASI-OFFICIAL STATISTICS

  • Coronavirus chronicles: vaccination rates by religion of people aged 70 and over
  • Census snippets: measuring religion in England and Wales in 2021
  • Characteristics of police recorded hate crime in Scotland

ACADEMIC STUDIES

  • Three recent articles in academic journals

NEW DATASETS

  • UK Data Service SN 8699: Contemporary Relevance of Thatcherite Values, 2019
  • UK Data Service SN 8789: Annual Population Survey, January-December 2020

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Counting Religion in Britain, February 2021

Counting Religion in Britain, No. 65, February 2021 features 30 new sources of British religious statistics. The contents list appears below and a PDF version of the full text can be downloaded from the following link: No 65 February 2021

OPINION POLLS

  • Coronavirus chronicles: are things really looking up that much for the Churches?
  • Coronavirus chronicles: Christian Aid poll on Covid-19 vaccines in developing nations
  • Coronavirus chronicles: returning to places of worship after lockdown
  • Coronavirus chronicles: Survation on lockdown of Scottish places of worship
  • Coronavirus chronicles: religious correlates of attitudes to abortion in England
  • Perceived importance of religion for getting ahead in life: KCL inequality poll
  • The Together Initiative’s Our Chance to Reconnect report: religion questions
  • ICM/Henry Jackson Society poll of UK adults and Black Britons: religion comparisons
  • Savanta ComRes report on Church Leaders Panel for 2020
  • Perceptions of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia as problems in the UK

FAITH ORGANIZATION STUDIES

  • Coronavirus chronicles: reaching for the Bible in a time of pandemic
  • Coronavirus chronicles: Church of England discussion paper on its prospects
  • Coronavirus chronicles: the attitudes of churchgoing laity in the Church of England
  • Coronavirus chronicles: survey of the views of Christian event organizers
  • Coronavirus chronicles: Jewish mortality from Covid-19
  • Community Security Trust’s anti-Semitic incidents report for 2020
  • Coronavirus chronicles: the Muslim experience of Covid-19
  • Attitudes of young British Christians towards climate change
  • Church of England’s carbon footprint: first year’s data from energy tool

OFFICIAL AND QUASI-OFFICIAL STATISTICS

  • On your marks! The decennial population census of England and Wales is on 21 March
  • Scottish Surveys Core Questions: 2019 results released

ACADEMIC STUDIES

  • Coronavirus chronicles: University of York’s ‘Covid-19, Churches, and Communities’
  • Coronavirus chronicles: launch of Evidence for Equality National Survey (EVENS)
  • Coronavirus chronicles: impact of Covid-19 on London’s Strictly Orthodox Jews
  • Renewal in the Baptist Union of Great Britain during the 1990s
  • Theology and Religious Studies Provision in UK Higher Education (2019): A response
  • Three recent articles in academic religion journals

NEW DATASETS

  • UK Data Service, SN 8767: Community Life Survey, 2019–2020
  • UK Data Service, SN 8772: British Social Attitudes Survey, 2019

PEOPLE NEWS

  • Katie Harrison appointed Archbishop of Canterbury’s public affairs adviser

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Counting Religion in Britain, January 2021

Counting Religion in Britain, No. 64, January 2021 features 16 new sources of British religious statistics. The contents list appears below and a PDF version of the full text can be downloaded from the following link: No 64 January 2021

OPINION POLLS

  • Coronavirus chronicles: multinational Pew poll on Covid-19’s impact on religious faith
  • Perceptions of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia as problems in the UK
  • Campaign against Antisemitism/King’s College London Antisemitism Barometer, 2020
  • Coronavirus chronicles: public attitudes to early medical abortion at home in Scotland
  • The onward march of religious nones: trend data from Populus/Yonder

FAITH ORGANIZATION STUDIES

  • Coronavirus chronicles: Religion Media Centre briefing on faith in lockdown
  • Coronavirus chronicles: Peter Brierley’s estimate of churchgoing after the pandemic
  • Coronavirus chronicles: anticipating a religious revival?
  • Coronavirus chronicles: more findings from ‘Coronavirus, Church, and You’ survey
  • Coronavirus chronicles: United Christian Broadcasters survey of faith during lockdown
  • Youthscape’s latest research report on Christian youth ministry
  • Coronavirus chronicles: the Jewish experience of Covid-19
  • Coronavirus chronicles: survey of impact of Covid-19 restrictions on British mosques

OFFICIAL AND QUASI-OFFICIAL STATISTICS

  • Profiling of voters by religion: a test case for the Information Commissioner’s Office

NEW DATASETS

  • UK Data Service, SN 8728: Scottish Election Study, 2016
  • British Election Study, 2019–23: 2019 Post-Election Random Probability Survey

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Counting Religion in Britain, December 2020

Counting Religion in Britain, No. 63, December 2020 features 16 new sources of British religious statistics. The contents list appears below and a PDF version of the full text can be downloaded from the following link: No 63 December 2020

OPINION POLLS

  • Coronavirus chronicles: multinational study of the pandemic’s impact on religious faith
  • YouGov study on Christianity in Britain: a mid-pandemic snapshot
  • Festive traditions: planned attendance at a Christmas religious service in 2020
  • Coronavirus chronicles: Bible sustains churchgoers in the UK and Republic of Ireland
  • Coronavirus chronicles: attitudes of religious communities to vaccines
  • Pew Research Center’s International Science Survey, 2019–20
  • Ipsos Global Advisor predictions for 2021: ghosts and aliens
  • Perceptions of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia as problems in the UK

FAITH ORGANIZATION STUDIES

  • Fourth edition published of Peter Brierley’s triennial UK Church Statistics
  • Statistical profile of British evangelicalism in the early 2010s
  • Coronavirus chronicles: attendance at Mass by Roman Catholics during the pandemic
  • Coronavirus chronicles: more evidence of disproportionate UK Jewish mortality
  • Coronavirus chronicles: study of the impact of Covid-19 on Jewish wealth and health

OFFICIAL AND QUASI-OFFICIAL STATISTICS

  • UK government diversity statistics, 2020

ACADEMIC STUDIES

  • Coronavirus chronicles: BRIC-19 research project on digital congregations
  • Some recent articles in academic journals

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Counting Religion in Britain, November 2020

Counting Religion in Britain, No. 62, November 2020 features 23 new sources of British religious statistics. The contents list appears below and a PDF version of the full text can be downloaded from the following link: No 62 November 2020

OPINION POLLS

  • How we get along: Woolf Institute diversity study of England and Wales
  • Ipsos MORI Veracity Index, 2020: who trusts clergy and priests to tell the truth?
  • Religious correlates of adoption/fostering: Savanta ComRes poll for Home for Good
  • Importance attached to Religious Studies as a secondary school subject
  • Knowledge of the Holocaust and its importance in the school history curriculum
  • Perceptions of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia as problems in the UK
  • Legacy of Islamic State: the public’s ongoing lack of sympathy for Shamima Begum
  • Coronavirus chronicles: Co-op calls for reopening of places of worship during lockdown
  • Coronavirus chronicles: door-to-door carol singing not so welcome this Christmas

FAITH ORGANIZATION STUDIES

  • Coronavirus chronicles: Evangelical Alliance’s second survey of Changing Church
  • Church growth and social action in the Church of England
  • Church of England cathedral statistics, 2019
  • Coronavirus chronicles: UK Jewish mortality from Covid-19
  • Coronavirus chronicles: MCB report on British Muslims and Covid-19
  • Islamophobia and the Labour Party: report by the Labour Muslim Network

OFFICIAL AND QUASI-OFFICIAL STATISTICS

  • Campaign to recognize Sikhs as an ethnic group in the 2021 census of population
  • Coronavirus chronicles: partnerships between faith groups and local authorities

ACADEMIC STUDIES

  • Coronavirus chronicles: fear, isolation, and compulsive buying among religious groups
  • Coronavirus chronicles: more findings from ‘Coronavirus, Church, and You’ survey
  • Coronavirus chronicles: Exeter report on Covid-19, Christian faith, and wellbeing
  • Secularization at the grass roots: a perspective from twentieth-century Slough
  • Round-up of recent academic journal articles

NEW DATASET

  • UK Data Service, SN 8718: National Survey for Wales, 2019–2020

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