Tag Archives: Religious change

Religion and the British Social Attitudes 2016 Survey

The British Social Attitudes (BSA) 2016 survey dataset has been released via the UKDS. This post updates the long-term religious data available from the BSA surveys. Figure 1 charts the data on affiliation for the period 1983-2016. Key features include … Continue reading

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Socio-Demographic Groups and Religious Affiliation in Britain

The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) issued an interesting online press release on the 31st May, entitled ‘Church of England decline has accelerated in past decade’. The press release set out some of the main developments in religious affiliation … Continue reading

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Anglican Clergy Poll and Other News

  Anglican clergy poll As anticipated in our post of 12 October 2014, the complete results of the YouGov survey of Anglican clergy were published on 23 October. The poll was designed by Professor Linda Woodhead and commissioned on behalf … Continue reading

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Changes in Attendance at Religious Services in Britain

This BRIN post takes a historical perspective on religious attendance in Britain, looking at nationally-representative survey data covering the past three decades. Attendance is a common indicator of what sociologists of religion term ‘behaving’, often analysed alongside religious ‘belonging’ and … Continue reading

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Religious Census 2011 – What happened to the Christians?

When it comes to religion, the sharp fall in the ‘Christian’ population has been the big story of the 2011 census. If the 2001 results posed one problem for religious statisticians – why was the Christian figure so high? – the latest findings are just as puzzling: why has it fallen so fast?
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YouGov@Cambridge Launched

Last Thursday (28 April) marked the virtual launch of YouGov@Cambridge, a new research forum representing a collaboration between online pollsters YouGov and the University of Cambridge’s Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS). YouGov@Cambridge, directed by Dr Joel Faulkner Rogers, aims … Continue reading

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Religion in the Noughties

Nick Spencer, Director of Studies at Theos, wrote an overview of religion in the 2000s for The Guardian’s Comment is Free: Belief forum on 30 December: Religion did not roll over and die, as many expected. Rather it migrated from being … Continue reading

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