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Religious beliefs and practice, and attitudes to the Church and churchgoing (1418)

Type of Data: Religious beliefs and practice, and attitudes to the Church and churchgoing (1418)

Faith Community: Christianity (Church of England, Roman Catholic Church, Baptist Union of Great Britain, United Reformed Church, Methodist Church)

Date: 1999

Geography: England

Sample Size: 2093 (77% response), comprising 1,363 churchgoers and 730 non-churchgoers

Population: Churchgoers (Church of England, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Baptist and United Reformed) and non-churchgoers aged 60 and over

Keywords: Belonging, Church, church attendance, churchgoing, God, God's presence, Jesus Christ, Lord's Prayer, prayer, religious television, Resurrection, Songs of Praise, spiritual gifts, spiritual nourishment

Collection Method: Self-completion postal questionnaire

Collection Agency: Christian Research

Sponsor: Sir Halley Stewart Trust

Survey Instrument: Older People and the Church, ed. Jewell, pp. 137-45

Published Source:

  • Peter Brierley, Sir Halley Stewart Project: Older People and the Church Quantitative Report, London: Christian Research, 2000
  • Older People and the Church, ed. Albert Jewell, Peterborough: Methodist Publishing House, 2001

    BRIN ID: 1418


    A qualitative phase of the research was also undertaken among six focus groups

    Posted by: Clive D. Field

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