Tag Archives: Christians

Muslim Voices and Other News

  Muslim voices There is no shortage of national opinion polls asking what Britons think about Islam and Muslims, but there have been relatively few surveys conducted among British Muslims in recent years. Only in the aftermath of the 9/11 … Continue reading

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Sacred Texts and Other News

  Sacred texts The potential contribution of religious and sacred texts to the school curriculum is explored in new research published by the Bible Society on 20 November 2014. Commissioned from YouGov, it involved online interviews with samples of (a) … Continue reading

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Halloween and Other News

  Halloween Halloween is almost upon us again! It is next Friday (31 October 2014). Strictly speaking, it is All Hallows’ Eve in the Christian calendar, but since the Millennium it has been transformed in the UK into a seasonal … Continue reading

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Religious Attitudes Towards Gay Rights in 2013

This post looks at religious groups’ views on gay rights and related issues based on newly-released data from the British Social Attitudes 2013 survey. The 2013 survey asked various questions on this topic, some of which were carried in earlier … Continue reading

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Is being Christian important for being British?

The most recent BRIN post presented across-time data on public opinion looking at (i) whether Britain is a Christian country and (ii) whether Britain should be a Christian country. Another perspective on public attitudes in this area is provided by … Continue reading

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Young Religion and Other News

Today’s authoritative post by BRIN associate Dr Ben Clements on survey trends in religious attitudes to euthanasia will be a hard act to follow, but hopefully these eight items of religious statistical news will still be of interest to some … Continue reading

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Discrimination, Identity, and Other News

The eight stories in today’s post feature a range of topics, but religious discrimination and religious identity especially stand out. It should be noted that the latest statistical bulletin for the Government’s Integrated Household Survey, covering the calendar year 2012 … Continue reading

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Muslim and Anglican Miscellany

Our latest round-up of religious statistical news publicizes seven stories of Muslim and Anglican interest. Ramadan and Channel 4 The announcement (on 2 July 2013) by Channel 4 that it will broadcast (on television and its website) the Muslim call … Continue reading

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2011 Census Detailed Characteristics

On 16 May 2013 the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published the first outputs from the third wave of results (Release 3.1) from the 2011 census of population of England and Wales. They comprised detailed characteristics for local authorities in terms … Continue reading

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