Tag Archives: Eurobarometer

A Baker’s Dozen of Religious Statistics

   Civil and religious marriages A press release from the University of Oxford on 21 July 2015 highlighted the relentless decline in the number of marriages in England and Wales which are legally solemnized in religious ceremonies. They now account … Continue reading

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General Election Voting and Other News

  How religious groups actually voted BRIN has covered several surveys which sought to ascertain how members of faith groups intended to vote in the UK general election of 7 May 2015. Thanks to Lord Ashcroft, we now have some … Continue reading

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Quantiphobia and Other News

  Quantiphobia Quantiphobia – the fear or suspicion of statistics – surfaces among religious leaders from time to time, and, of course, has some biblical foundation in David’s alleged sin in numbering the Israelites (2 Sam. 24:1-25, 1 Chron. 21:1-30). … Continue reading

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Baroness Warsi’s Resignation and Other News

  Baroness Warsi’s resignation Last Tuesday (5 August 2014), Baroness Sayeeda Warsi resigned from Britain’s coalition government in protest at its response to the crisis in Gaza arising from the latest round of conflict between Israel and Hamas. She had … Continue reading

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Personal Values and Other News

  Personal values Religion is not regarded as a particularly important value either in the UK or in the European Union (EU) generally, according to newly-released data from Special Eurobarometer 415, which was undertaken in March 2014 as wave 81.2 … 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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Dimensions of Religious Prejudice

Two reports have been published in the last couple of days which shed light on the scale of religious prejudice in contemporary society: Religious discrimination in the European Union Discrimination on the grounds of religion or beliefs is perceived as … Continue reading

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Threat of Religious Extremism

UK citizens are more concerned about religious extremism than almost any other country in the European Union (EU), according to Special Eurobarometer 371 on Internal Security published today and available at: http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_371_en.pdf The study formed part of wave 75.4 of … Continue reading

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Turkey and the European Union

About one-quarter of Britons hold an unfavourable opinion of Turkey and consider that its membership of the European Union (EU) would be a bad thing, perceiving it as a predominantly Muslim country which would be out of place in the … Continue reading

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A Perfect Companion

Anybody feeling a little at sea in the plethora of religious data may find a new briefing paper from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) a great boon. Written by EHRC’s research manager, David Perfect, and simply entitled Religion … Continue reading

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