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Welfare Reform and Other News

Welfare reform (1) Recent attacks by church leaders from several denominations on the Coalition Government’s welfare and benefits reform programme seem to be giving the British public pause for thought, according to a YouGov poll for today’s edition of The … Continue reading

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Attitudes to Immigration and Other News

Today’s post features seven stories which have landed on BRIN’s desk during the past fortnight. Please use the contact tab on our homepage to alert us to any significant news items which we appear to have missed. Attitudes to immigration … Continue reading

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British Social Attitudes, 2011

The twenty-ninth report from the British Social Attitudes (BSA) Survey was published by NatCen Social Research on 17 September 2012, less than a year after the completion of the fieldwork (June-November 2011) on which it is based. As usual, the … Continue reading

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Muslim Integration

Concern among Britons about the integration of Muslim immigrants into British society has lessened somewhat over the past year but still remains at quite a high level, according to the fourth report on Transatlantic Trends: Immigration, published in Washington on … Continue reading

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Religious Affiliation and Attitudes towards Immigrants in Britain

This latest post examines attitudes in Britain towards immigrants, looking at differences in view by religious affiliation. Scholars in the United States have recently found significant differences in attitudes towards immigration by religious affiliation. In order to examine whether similar relationships hold between religion and opinion towards immigrants in Britain, here I use data from the nationally-representative British Social Attitudes survey of 2009. Continue reading

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Transatlantic Trends Immigration Report

Britons emerge as one of the most sceptical of western nations when it comes to immigration, according to the third annual Transatlantic Trends: Immigration report, which was published in Washington DC on 3 February. 65% of us see immigration as … Continue reading

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Future of the Global Muslim Population

The long-awaited Pew report on The Future of the Global Muslim Population: Projections for 2010-2030 was eventually published yesterday by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life. The Forum, based in Washington DC, is a non-partisan organization … Continue reading

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Reflections on Surveying Religion Online: Perils and Promise?

I presented the results of my surveys of religion on the island of Ireland this weekend at the annual conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland (May 7-9, 2010 at Queen’s University in Belfast). All three of the papers presented were about religion, and all three utilized quantitative data of some sort. Continue reading

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