Category Archives: Religion Online

Sacred Texts and Other News

  Sacred texts The potential contribution of religious and sacred texts to the school curriculum is explored in new research published by the Bible Society on 20 November 2014. Commissioned from YouGov, it involved online interviews with samples of (a) … Continue reading

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Demographics of Atheism

On 7 December 2012 Atheist Alliance International, a global network of atheist and freethought groups and individuals, launched its so-called Atheist Census online, in order ‘to count and collect demographic information on the world’s atheists’. It was relaunched on 16 … Continue reading

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Life After the Census

The 2011 census of population may be by far the most significant religious statistical source to have been published this week, but there have been a few other reports, too, which are worthy of note. Here we highlight four which … Continue reading

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Carols + Websites + Prisoners

Today’s medley covers Christmas carols, church websites, and Muslim young offenders. It is anticipated that our next substantive post will be devoted to the 2011 religious census results for England and Wales, scheduled for release on 11 December. Silent night … 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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CofE Annual Church Statistics

We have recently heard from the Revd. Preb. Lynda Barley, who is Head of Research and Statistics at the Church of England, regarding the online availability of the annual Church Statistics. Continue reading

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Churches and New Media Use

I am just beginning my fourth year of what I hope will be a five-year project. I’m based at Loughborough, but work in London with a full-time day job as a researcher for a City law firm. It’s the way information is handled online by churches that is of interest to me, and this sparked enough of a curiosity to embark on a research degree.
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