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Counting Religion in Britain, June 2016

Counting Religion in Britain, No. 9, June 2016 features 24 new sources. It can be read in full below. Alternatively, you can download the PDF version: No 9 June 2016 OPINION POLLS – BREXIT The referendum on the United Kingdom’s … Continue reading

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Muslim Distinctiveness and Other News

Today’s round-up of eight religious statistical news stories leads on the first substantive output from an important and academic-led four-year-old sample survey of British Muslims. Muslim distinctiveness The distinctiveness of British Muslims is explored in a short but highly significant … Continue reading

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British Social Attitudes Survey, 2012

  The results of the British Social Attitudes (BSA) Survey for 2012 were released by NatCen on 10 September 2013 via a dedicated website – http://www.bsa-30.natcen.ac.uk – which includes, among other outputs, a copy of the questionnaire (with marginals) and … Continue reading

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Eight Shorts

Eight short items of statistical news feature in today’s second post, clearing a small backlog which has built up during a week’s absence from the desk. Hate crime The overwhelming majority of the British public (84%) consider that an attack … Continue reading

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Money for Good and Other News

BRIN certainly cannot trump the unprecedented inauguration of new leaders of the global Catholic and Anglican communions within the same week. But, on a business-as-usual level, here are six more religious statistical stories for your edification. Money for good UK … Continue reading

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God Trumped by Aliens – and Other News

God Trumped by Aliens More people believe in the existence of life on other planets (53%) than believe in God (44%, which is a lower proportion than in other polls, possibly explained by a difference in question-wording). Only Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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Christian Attitudes to Poverty

Attending church appears to do little to change people’s underlying attitudes to poverty and inequality, with no great differences between the views of churchgoers and non-churchgoers, and – in particular – sharp divergences between those of clergy and their congregations. These … Continue reading

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British Social Attitudes Survey, 2010

‘Britain is becoming less religious, with the numbers who affiliate with a religion or attend religious services experiencing a long-term decline. And this trend seems set to continue; not only as older, more religious generations are replaced by younger, less … Continue reading

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Wellcome Trust Monitor

Among the datasets released this month by the Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) is that for the Wellcome Trust Monitor 1, 2009 (SN 6889). A suite of technical documentation can be found at: http://www.esds.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=6889&key=6889 The Monitor (expected to be … Continue reading

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English Baccalaureate and Faith Schools

A Government press release on 31 August trumpeted that its controversial introduction of the English Baccalaureate (or eBacc) has had an immediate impact on reversing the historic decline in pupils taking ‘traditional’ or more ‘academic’ GCSE subjects. And nowhere does … Continue reading

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