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Counting Religion in Britain, November 2018

Counting Religion in Britain, No. 38, November 2018 features 20 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 38 November 2018 … Continue reading

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Counting Religion in Britain, December 2017

Counting Religion in Britain, No. 27, December 2017 features 24 new sources. It can be read in full below. Alternatively, you can download the PDF version: No 27 December 2017 OPINION POLLS Perils of perception The latest Ipsos global Perils of … Continue reading

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Atheism and Other News

  Atheism Two-fifths (42%) of Britons now declare that they have no religion, and the plurality (45%) of these regard themselves as atheists, according to a YouGov poll commissioned by and published in The Times on 12 February 2015, for … Continue reading

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Vicar of Dibley and Other News

You can tell that it is the mid-summer ‘silly season’, when hard news is more difficult to come by, if BRIN has to lead a post on the fictional sitcom The Vicar of Dibley! However, we also find space for … Continue reading

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God Trumped by Aliens – and Other News

God Trumped by Aliens More people believe in the existence of life on other planets (53%) than believe in God (44%, which is a lower proportion than in other polls, possibly explained by a difference in question-wording). Only Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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Sundays, Aliens and the Olympics

Sundays, aliens and the Olympics are just three of the topics covered in research reports which have reached the BRIN in-tray over the last couple of days. Needless to say, they are not necessarily causally interconnected! Here are some of … Continue reading

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YouGov@Cambridge Launched

Last Thursday (28 April) marked the virtual launch of YouGov@Cambridge, a new research forum representing a collaboration between online pollsters YouGov and the University of Cambridge’s Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS). YouGov@Cambridge, directed by Dr Joel Faulkner Rogers, aims … Continue reading

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Will Jesus Christ Return to Earth?

Only 3% of Britons believe that Jesus Christ will return to earth before 2050, according to a YouGov poll reissued in connection with the general release in the UK this Friday of the film Never Let Me Go, which tackles … Continue reading

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Do Aliens Walk the Earth?

Who believes that aliens live among us? Quite a lot of us, apparently, according to a Thomson Reuters News Service poll released on 8 April. It was conducted by Ipsos, between 4 November 2009 and 13 January 2010, in 22 … Continue reading

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UFOs

UFOs (unidentified flying objects) have been in the news a lot over the past few weeks. This is partly because of the recent revelations that the Ministry of Defence is closing its UFO desk, staffed by a single case officer, … Continue reading

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