Tag Archives: religious trends

Prayer and Other News

Today’s post features eight religious statistical news stories, leading on an analysis by BRIN of the answers to one of the questions in the latest round of the European Social Survey, whose results have just been released. Prayer Data from … Continue reading

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Church Attendance in England, 1980-2005

As stated earlier, I am selecting some interesting data tables from the seven print editions of Religious Trends, published 1998-2008 by Christian Research and compiled and edited by Peter Brierley, for republishing on BRIN with some additional visuals. We’re very grateful to Christian Research and Peter Brierley for allowing selective republishing. Some editions are out of print and so reproduction is especially valuable.
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Christian and Secular Youth Organisation Membership, 1951-2006

I have been browsing data tables from the seven editions of Religious Trends, compiled by Peter Brierley and published over 1997 to 2008. Some are highly interesting and I thought it worth attempting to publish them in datablog rather than static page form. Continue reading

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UK Religious Trends to 2020

Some fascinating (but necessarily speculative) insights into ten key current religious, demographic and other changes in the UK and their potential impact upon the Churches are contained in a new publication by Peter Brierley, head of Brierley Consultancy. Entitled Major … Continue reading

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Religious Trends Online

Seven printed editions of Christian Research’s Religious Trends were published between 1997 and 2008, under the editorship of Peter Brierley. They appeared as a companion to the UK Christian Handbook, which had developed incrementally since 1973, predating the formation of … Continue reading

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Counting Catholics

Andrew Brown of the Guardian has just written a very interesting article on the problems of calculating the size of the Catholic community. The Catholic Church defines the Catholic community as those people who have been baptised living within England and Wales. Continue reading

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Getting Data on Scientology

Scientology appears to be in the news at the moment so it seems timely to offer some ideas on how to count Scientology in the UK. Continue reading

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Global Religious Trends to 2020

Anybody using British religious statistics in a comparative context may find a new discussion paper by Peter Brierley (head of Brierley Consultancy) of interest. It is entitled Global Religious Trends, 2010 to 2020 and has been prepared for this year’s … Continue reading

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