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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Counting Religion in Britain, October 2020

Counting Religion in Britain, No. 61, October 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 61 October 2020

OPINION POLLS

  • Religious or spiritual wellbeing as a source of happiness: Ipsos Global Advisor poll
  • Religious attitudes to climate change: Savanta ComRes polling for Christian Aid
  • Attitudes to Sunday trading laws in England and Wales: latest YouGov tracker
  • Coronavirus chronicles: not so happy holidays–Ipsos MORI poll of public expectations
  • Coronavirus chronicles: religious correlates of Christmas planning during a pandemic
  • Conspiracy theories: public knowledge of, and support for, QAnon in Great Britain
  • Conspiracy theories: have humans made contact with aliens?
  • Perceptions of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia as problems in the UK
  • Labour Party and anti-Semitism: Jeremy Corbyn’s suspension as a party member

FAITH ORGANIZATION STUDIES

  • Economic and social value of church buildings: The House of Good report
  • Coronavirus chronicles: YourNeighbour’s The Church in Lockdown report
  • Coronavirus chronicles: more findings from ‘Coronavirus, Church, and You’ survey
  • Church of England Statistics for Mission, 2019 and Digital Report, 2020
  • Church of England Living Ministry research: summative report–How Clergy Thrive
  • Coronavirus chronicles: survey of Baptist Union churches during lockdown
  • Coronavirus chronicles: round-up of the Jewish experience of Covid-19
  • European Jewish population trends and estimates
  • Perceived threat to secular education: new National Secular Society research report

OFFICIAL AND QUASI-OFFICIAL STATISTICS

  • Home Office annual report on hate crime in England and Wales, 2019/20

ACADEMIC STUDIES

  • Revisiting secularization in modern Britain: Steve Bruce’s latest book
  • Islam and Muslims on British university campuses
  • Residential patterns of Strictly Orthodox Jewish communities in Britain
  • Coronavirus chronicles: UCL study of Covid-19’s effects on religious worship

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Counting Religion in Britain, September 2020

Counting Religion in Britain, No. 60, September 2020 features 17 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 60 September 2020

OPINION POLLS

  • Coronavirus chronicles: attending places of worship after lockdown
  • Coronavirus chronicles: has good neighbourliness increased during the pandemic?
  • Coronavirus chronicles: religion and volunteering before, during, and after lockdown
  • Perceptions of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia as problems in the UK
  • Islamophobia in the Conservative Party: Hope Not Hate report
  • Resonating narratives: Islamist and far-right extremism among young people
  • World’s most admired people: YouGov’s annual global poll
  • Belief in the existence of life on other planets
  • Religious correlates of attitudes to sex education in the Scottish school curriculum

FAITH ORGANIZATION STUDIES

  • Coronavirus chronicles: Catholic Voices report on Catholic experiences of the pandemic
  • Coronavirus chronicles: round-up of the Jewish experience of Covid-19
  • Gendered Islamophobia: Muslim women’s experiences of hate and hate crime
  • Youthscape report on Christian youth ministry and missional practice

OFFICIAL AND QUASI-OFFICIAL STATISTICS

  • Non-stun slaughter of animals: Food Standards Agency discontinues reporting data
  • Religious affiliation in Scotland: results of 2019 Scottish Household Survey
  • Religious hate crime in Scotland, 2019–20

ACADEMIC STUDIES

  • Miscellany of recent academic journal articles

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Counting Religion in Britain, August 2020

Counting Religion in Britain, No. 59, August 2020 features 21 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 59 August 2020

OPINION POLLS

  • Coronavirus chronicles: religion/spirituality under lockdown–YouGov polling
  • Coronavirus chronicles: religion/spirituality under lockdown–Savanta ComRes polling
  • Coronavirus chronicles: have religious divisions in the UK shifted in the pandemic?
  • Coronavirus chronicles: attending places of worship after lockdown
  • Sunday shopping hours: latest YouGov tracker
  • Belief in God or a spiritual greater power: latest YouGov tracker
  • Influence of religion on the world: latest YouGov tracker
  • Plight of persecuted Christians in Nigeria: time for the UK to take action?
  • Perceptions of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia as problems in the UK
  • British Muslim anti-Semitism: Savanta ComRes poll for Henry Jackson Society
  • Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill: Savanta ComRes survey in Scotland

FAITH ORGANIZATION STUDIES

  • Coronavirus chronicles: Zoom boom for churches, reports Ecclesiastical
  • Coronavirus chronicles: UK Jewish mortality statistics
  • Media reporting of Muslims and terrorism: new statistical insights

OFFICIAL AND QUASI-OFFICIAL STATISTICS

  • Britain’s changing religious landscape: estimates from the Annual Population Survey
  • Coronavirus chronicles: postponement of 2021 census of population in Scotland
  • Solemnization of marriages in Scotland: humanist progress checked for the first time
  • Religious diversity of civil servants as at 31 March 2020
  • Religious diversity of armed forces personnel as at 1 April 2020
  • Entries for Religious Studies in June 2020 school examinations in England and Wales

ACADEMIC STUDIES

  • Coronavirus chronicles: impact of the pandemic on Christian welfare organizations

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Counting Religion in Britain, July 2020

Counting Religion in Britain, No. 58, July 2020 features 17 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 58 July 2020

OPINION POLLS

  • Spring 2019 Pew Global Attitudes Project: release of results for religion questions
  • Coronavirus chronicles: opening and attending places of worship after lockdown
  • Religious correlates of attitudes to gay conversion therapy
  • Religious correlates of attitudes towards climate change and racial inequality
  • Perceptions of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia as problems in the UK
  • Was the government right to strip Shamima Begum of her British citizenship?
  • BAME attitudes to minority religions: focaldata study for Hope Not Hate

FAITH ORGANIZATION STUDIES

  • Coronavirus chronicles: new research reports by the Allchurches Trust
  • Coronavirus chronicles: Covid-19 survey of Jews in the UK
  • Coronavirus chronicles: UK Jewish mortality statistics
  • Community Security Trust’s anti-Semitic incidents report, January-June 2020
  • Church of England clergy: initial research findings from the Sheldon Community

OFFICIAL AND QUASI-OFFICIAL STATISTICS

  • Number of state-funded faith schools and their students in England, 2000–20
  • Campaign to recognize Sikhs as an ethnic group in the 2021 census of population

ACADEMIC STUDIES

  • Science and religion: conflict or coexistence?
  • Islam and Muslims on UK university campuses

NEW DATASET

  • UK Data Service, SN 8657: Annual Population Survey, Three-Year Pooled Dataset, January 2017-December 2019

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Counting Religion in Britain, June 2020

Counting Religion in Britain, No. 57, June 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 57 June 2020

OPINION POLLS

  • Coronavirus chronicles: relaxation of Sunday trading laws in England and Wales
  • Coronavirus chronicles: the practice of meditation
  • Coronavirus chronicles: pre- and post-lockdown religious affiliation
  • Religious London: Savanta ComRes polling for Theos
  • Attitudes of trustees to the management and governance of charities
  • Security of places of worship: survey conducted for Jacksons Fencing
  • Public’s continuing disinclination to adopt the Common Era dating system
  • Importance of teaching of Religious Studies at secondary school
  • Perceptions of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia as problems in the UK

FAITH ORGANIZATION STUDIES

  • Coronavirus chronicles: Evangelical Alliance report on Changing Church
  • Coronavirus chronicles: Roman Catholic responses to ‘Coronavirus, Church, and You’
  • Coronavirus chronicles: Anglican responses to ‘Coronavirus, Church, and You’
  • Coronavirus chronicles: UK Jewish mortality statistics
  • Recent Church of England reports
  • Other annual denominational statistical returns for 2019

OFFICIAL AND QUASI-OFFICIAL STATISTICS

  • Coronavirus chronicles: Covid-19 deaths by religion in England and Wales

ACADEMIC STUDIES

  • Catholics in Britain research project: results for attitudes to women priests
  • Revisiting Methodism and social inclusion: a preferential option for the affluent?
  • Islamophobia in North-East England
  • Recent academic journal articles

NEW DATASETS

  • UK Data Service, SN 8632: Annual Population Survey, January-December 2019
  • UK Data Service, SN 8648: Survey of Londoners, 2018–19
  • UK Data Service, SN 8649: Health Survey for England, 2018

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Counting Religion in Britain, May 2020

Counting Religion in Britain, No. 56, May 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 56 May 2020

OPINION POLLS

  • Religion and the Covid-19 pandemic: Savanta ComRes polling for Tearfund
  • Religion and the Covid-19 pandemic: Savanta ComRes polling for Christian Aid
  • Religion and the Covid-19 pandemic: Populus polling on stress indicators
  • Religion and the Covid-19 pandemic: YouGov polling on funerals in churches
  • Religion and the Covid-19 pandemic: Savanta ComRes polling on church reopenings
  • Willingness to discuss religious/spiritual beliefs: Savanta ComRes poll for Hospice UK
  • Talking Toddlers: Savanta ComRes poll on young children, their parents, and Church

FAITH ORGANIZATION STUDIES

  • Coronavirus chronicles: news from the religious press
  • Coronavirus chronicles: Stephen Bullivant’s book on Catholicism and the pandemic
  • Coronavirus chronicles: UK Jewish mortality still disproportionately high
  • Coronavirus chronicles: have Muslims also been disproportionately impacted?
  • Coronavirus chronicles: Sikh Network’s Covid-19 impact study of the Sikh community

OFFICIAL AND QUASI-OFFICIAL STATISTICS

  • Parliamentary approval of The Census Order (England and Wales) 2020

ACADEMIC STUDIES

  • Religion and party choice in the British general elections of 2010, 2015, 2017, and 2019
  • Coronavirus conspiracy theories: the alleged roles of Jews, Muslims, and globalists

NEW DATASET

  • UK Data Service, SN 8628: Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, 2016

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