Tag Archives: Office for National Statistics

Mid-Year Round-Up

  Immigration and the religious landscape Were it not for immigration, the speed of secularization in England and Wales might have been even faster. That is one gloss that could be put on a report from the Office for National … Continue reading

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A Fortnight in Religious Statistics

Here are ten religious statistical news stories which have come to BRIN’s attention during the past fortnight. Religious affiliation: population census (1) The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has just launched a public consultation around its initial view of the … Continue reading

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Religiosity and Other News

  Self-assessed religiosity In our post of 11 January 2015, we reported on the British results from the WIN/Gallup International End of Year 2014 poll, focusing on a question about trust in religious professionals, but also noting findings on two … Continue reading

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Religious Voting Intentions and Other News

  Religious voting intentions Two large-scale online polls were released last week containing breaks of voting intentions by religious affiliation. There will naturally be heightened interest in these as we are now less than two months away from a general … Continue reading

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Demography of Churchgoing and Other News

  Demography of churchgoing Fresh insights into the demographic composition of British churchgoers, with particular reference to the number and position of single people, are provided in a series of three reports which have been published since the beginning of … Continue reading

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Twixtmas News

  Hopefully, BRIN readers have had a good rest over Christmas. In case any of you ‘switched off’ from the religious statistical news during the festivities, here is a round-up of seven stories which made headlines between 24 and 29 … Continue reading

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Quantiphobia and Other News

  Quantiphobia Quantiphobia – the fear or suspicion of statistics – surfaces among religious leaders from time to time, and, of course, has some biblical foundation in David’s alleged sin in numbering the Israelites (2 Sam. 24:1-25, 1 Chron. 21:1-30). … Continue reading

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Trojan Horse Plot and Other News

  Trojan horse plot Two-thirds of the British public think there is substance behind the allegations of a ‘Trojan horse’ plot whereby hardline Muslim groups have attempted to take over certain schools in Birmingham. However, opinion is divided about where … Continue reading

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Supernatural, Superstition, and Other News

Supernatural and superstition UK adults are now more likely to believe in supernatural phenomena than in a God, according to a survey published on 27 March 2014. It was conducted by OnePoll among an online sample of 2,000 adults aged … Continue reading

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Roman Catholic and Other Statistics

A belated Happy New Year to all readers of BRIN! It has been a slowish start to 2014 in terms of new religious statistical sources, but here is a selection of seven stories to replenish your stock of data. Roman … Continue reading

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