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Religious beliefs and attitudes (1786)

Type of Data: Religious beliefs and attitudes (1786)

Faith Community: Christianity (Religious Society of Friends)

Date: 1990, January-April

Geography: Great Britain

Sample Size: 692 (58% response)

Population: Attenders at Quaker meetings for worship

Keywords: Attenders, baptism, Bible, ecumenism, Friends, God, Holy Communion, human nature, hymns, Jesus Christ, meditation, meetings, members, morality, prayer, Quakerism, Quakers, salvation, sermons, Trinity, work

Collection Method: Self-completion postal questionnaire

Collection Agency: Ben Pink Dandelion

Survey Instrument: Dandelion, A Sociological Analysis, pp. 340-54

Published Source:

  • Ben Pink Dandelion, 'Measuring Quaker Belief, or Do Quakers Believe?', Friends' Quarterly, Vol. 26, 1990-91, pp. 323-33
  • Ben Pink Dandelion, 'Quakers and Social Justice', Friends' Quarterly, Vol. 27, 1992-93, pp. 160-70
  • Ben Pink Dandelion, 'Quakers: A Leaderless Group?', Friends' Quarterly, Vol. 27, 1992-93, pp. 274-84
  • Ben Pink Dandelion, A Sociological Analysis of the Theology of Quakers: The Silent Revolution, Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 1996
  • Mark S. Cary, Ben Pink Dandelion and Rosie Rutherford, 'Comparing Two Surveys of Britain Yearly Meeting, 1990 and 2003', Quaker Studies, Vol. 13, 2008-09, pp. 238-45

    BRIN ID: 1786


    Dataset available at ESDS as SN 2789. An abbreviated questionnaire on religious belief was also administered to various non-Quaker religious groups

    Posted by: Clive D. Field

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