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Counting Religion in Britain, March 2016

  Counting Religion in Britain, No. 6, March 2016 features 23 new sources. It can be read in full below. Alternatively, you can download the PDF version: No 6 March 2016 OPINION POLLS Hope Not Hate Hope Not Hate, founded … Continue reading

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Counting Religion in Britain, January 2016

  Counting Religion in Britain, No. 4, January 2016 features 25 new sources. It can be read in full below. Alternatively, you can download the PDF version: No 4 January 2016 OPINION POLLS Nones On 19 January 2016 Professor Linda … Continue reading

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People Power and Other News

  People power Opinium Research recently completed a major investigation into people and power, in partnership with DHA Communications. Online interviews were conducted with 2,147 UK adults between 21 and 25 August 2015, the data tables extending to 563 pages. … Continue reading

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Remembering Methodism’s Great War Dead

Today is Remembrance Sunday and the ninety-fourth Armistice Day since hostilities in the Great War ended on 11 November 1918. Some 6,146,574 Britons served with the armed forces during the conflict, of whom 722,785 were killed, 1,676,037 were wounded, and … Continue reading

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Faith and Death

Although one-half of all Britons claimed not to belong to any religion in the latest (2010) British Social Attitudes Survey, 85% of the dying subscribe to some faith, according to a Government survey of their relatives published on 3 July … Continue reading

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21st Century Evangelicals – The Sequel

The UK’s evangelical Christians are far more likely to be active in their communities than the average person, according to a new report from the Evangelical Alliance – Does Belief Touch Society? – published on 5 September. Hard copies can … Continue reading

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Death and Dying in Eastern England

People of faith are marginally more likely to be comfortable discussing death in general and their own death in particular than those without a religion, and they are also rather more likely to have made end-of-life plans. However, the differences … Continue reading

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The Ways We Say Goodbye

Even for those not overtly religious in their everyday lives, the three rites of passage (birth/baptism, marriage and death – or, colloquially put, hatching, matching and dispatching) have traditionally been a point of contact with institutional religion. Church of England … Continue reading

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Long-Living Methodists

The current issue (24 June 2010, p. 2) of the Methodist Recorder, the weekly newspaper for Methodists in Great Britain, reports the death of Stanley Lucas of Cornwall. Aged 110 (he was born on 15 January 1900), he was thought … Continue reading

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