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Counting Religion in Britain, March 2017

Counting Religion in Britain, No. 18, March 2017 features 25 new sources. It can be read in full below. Alternatively, you can download the PDF version: No 18 March 2017 OPINION POLLS Belief at work ‘British employers struggle to manage … Continue reading

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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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Scrooging Christmas and Other News

Christmas has become such a secular festival in contemporary Britain that one might have thought that even non-religious people would have no difficulty in joining in, but our first story today shows a disproportionate dislike for Christmas on their part. … Continue reading

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Halloween and Other News

Today (1 November) is All Saints’ Day or All Hallows’ Day. Tomorrow (2 November) is All Souls’ Day. Yesterday (31 October) was All Hallows’ Eve or Halloween. At one time, these were all important Christian festivals, but now Halloween has … Continue reading

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From St George to Prince George

Prince George and St George both feature in today’s round-up of religious statistical news, which contains five items. Prince George’s christening The private christening ceremony for His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, which took place yesterday (23 October 2013), … Continue reading

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Gender and Religion and Other News

Today BRIN features the third instalment of findings from the YouGov poll commissioned in connection with the 2013 series of Westminster Faith Debates, plus the usual miscellany of other British religious statistical news. Gender and religion There is little public … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2013

Welcome to 2013! All of us at BRIN wish our readers every success and happiness in the New Year. We thank you for using our website (there have been over 360,000 page views to date). We sincerely hope that not … Continue reading

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Women in Jewish Leadership

Women are underrepresented in the leadership of the Jewish community in the UK, and there is strong (83%) grass-roots support for action to address the shortfall, including 56% backing for the setting of targets and 35% for the introduction of … Continue reading

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Churching of Women

The churching of women (the service of purification, blessing and thanksgiving in celebration of a mother’s personal achievement of childbirth) is a rite of passage which has both biblical and pagan roots, although its liturgical expression in England can only … Continue reading

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Honour Crimes

Almost two-thirds (69%) of young British Asians aged 16-34 consider that families should live according to the concept of ‘honour’ or ‘izzat’. The proportion is lowest among Asian Christians (62%) and Hindus (64%) and greatest for Muslims (70%) and Sikhs (79%). This is one of the findings of a ComRes poll undertaken on behalf of the BBC as background for a Panorama special on ‘Britain’s Crimes of Honour’, being broadcast tonight (BBC One, 8.30 pm). Continue reading

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