Tag Archives: Callum Brown

Counting Religion in Britain, February 2017

Counting Religion in Britain, No. 17, February 2017 features 31 new sources. It can be read in full below. Alternatively, you can download the PDF version: No 17 February 2017 OPINION POLLS Places of worship The overwhelming majority (87%) of … Continue reading

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End-of-Year Round-Up

This will be the final news post on BRIN for 2013. It features 11 sources which have come to hand over the Christmas period. This year we have been able to bring you 63 general posts containing 310 different news … Continue reading

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Scottish Social Attitudes and Other News

Start your week with BRIN’s latest selection of British religious statistical news, comprising three sources of data on the contemporary scene plus a reassessment of religious belonging in the Edwardian era a century ago. Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, 2011 The … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2013

Welcome to 2013! All of us at BRIN wish our readers every success and happiness in the New Year. We thank you for using our website (there have been over 360,000 page views to date). We sincerely hope that not … Continue reading

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Recent Historical Articles on Secularization

Historians continue to debate the nature and the timing of secularization in Britain, and some even question whether the concept is still meaningful as a framework for understanding long-term religious change. Such debates provide an essential context for evaluating and … Continue reading

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Declining Faith in Scotland?

The correspondence columns of The Scotsman may seem an unlikely venue for a debate on religious statistics, but the issue of 3 January contained an interesting letter from Professor Callum Brown of the University of Dundee about the decline of … Continue reading

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Religious Crisis of the 1960s: The Debate Continues

Hard on the heels of Love Now, Pay Later? (SPCK, 2010), a major reappraisal by Nigel Yates of religion and morality in Britain during the 1950s and 1960s (see our earlier post at http://www.brin.ac.uk/news/?p=701), in which the author both explicitly … Continue reading

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When was Secularization?

Secularization continues to be a hotly-debated topic with academics, especially among sociologists and historians. There is certainly no consensus about its nature, timing and causation, while a few would even dispute its very existence. The latest contribution to the literature … Continue reading

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