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Counting Religion in Britain, March 2017

Counting Religion in Britain, No. 18, March 2017 features 25 new sources. It can be read in full below. Alternatively, you can download the PDF version: No 18 March 2017 OPINION POLLS Belief at work ‘British employers struggle to manage … Continue reading

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Religiosity and Secularity in the 1957 Youth Research Council Survey

The survey was motivated by the desire of the Young Christian Workers and the Newman Demographic Survey to investigate religiosity and religious practice among young people during their formative years. In this post I’ll provide examples of individual responses providing qualitative detail.

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Counting Religion in Britain, October 2015

We are pleased to announce that the migration of the British Religion in Numbers (BRIN) website to its new platform has now taken place, and we are in a position to recommence posting of content to the site. We wish … 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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Catholic Family and Other News

  Catholic family The Roman Catholic Church’s fortnight-long Extraordinary Synod on the Family ends in Rome today. It has attracted surprisingly little attention in the general (non-Catholic) British media, although its outcomes are now being reported as a victory 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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Demographics of Atheism

On 7 December 2012 Atheist Alliance International, a global network of atheist and freethought groups and individuals, launched its so-called Atheist Census online, in order ‘to count and collect demographic information on the world’s atheists’. It was relaunched on 16 … Continue reading

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Britain as a Christian Country

The recent census question on religion sparked some debate about the persistence of cultural Christianity. That phenomenon can be defined both at the level of the individual and in terms of national character – whether Britain remains a ‘Christian country’. … Continue reading

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