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Religious and moral beliefs, practices and attitudes (1803)

Type of Data: Religious and moral beliefs, practices and attitudes (1803)

Faith Community: General, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism

Date: 1990, 1 June-20 September

Geography: Great Britain. Part of multinational survey

Sample Size: 1474 (42% response)

Population: Adults aged 18 and over

Keywords: Abortion, afterlife, anti-Semitism, baptism, Church, church attendance, churchgoing, comfort and strength, confidence, contemplation, death, devil, disarmament, ecology, environment, euthanasia, evil, extramarital affairs, family life, funerals, God, government, heaven, hell, Hindus, homosexuality, importance of God, importance of religion, Islamophobia, Jews, life after death, marriage, meaning of life, meditation, morality, moral problems, Muslims, neighbours, political issues, prayer, racial discrimination, reincarnation, religious affiliation, religious faith, religious organizations, resurrection of the dead, rites of passage, self-assessed religiosity, shared religious beliefs, sin, social problems, soul, spiritual need, suffering, third world, unemployment, values, volunteering

Collection Method: Face-to-face interview

Collection Agency: Social Surveys (Gallup Poll)

Sponsor: European Value Systems Study Group

Survey Instrument: Timms, Family and Citizenship, pp. 89-103; Barker, Halman and Vloet, The European Values Study, pp. 60-74

Published Source:

  • Noel Timms, Family and Citizenship: Values in Contemporary Britain, Aldershot: Dartmouth, 1992
  • Sheena Ashford and Noel Timms, What Europe Thinks: A Study of Western European Values, Aldershot: Dartmouth, 1992
  • David Barker, Loek Halman and Astrid Vloet, The European Values Study, 1981-1990: Summary Report, London: Gordon Cook Foundation, 1992
  • Loek Halman and Ruud de Moor, 'Religion, Churches and Moral Values', The Individualizing Society: Value Change in Europe and North America, eds Peter Ester, Loek Halman and Ruud de Moor, Tilburg: Tilburg University Press, 1993, pp. 37-65
  • Karel Dobbelaere, 'Religion in Europe and North America', Values in Western Societies, ed. Ruud de Moor, Tilburg: Tilburg University Press, 1995, pp. 1-29
  • Johan Verweij, Peter Ester and Rein Nauta, 'Secularization as an Economic and Cultural Phenomenon: A Cross-National Analysis', Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Vol. 36, 1997, pp. 309-24
  • Ronald Inglehart, Miguel Basamez and Alejandro Moreno, Human Values and Beliefs: A Cross-Cultural Sourcebook. Political, Religious, Sexual and Economic Norms in 43 Societies: Findings from the 1990-1993 World Values Survey, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998
  • Index to International Public Opinion, 1997-1998, eds Elizabeth Hann Hastings and Philip K. Hastings, New York: Greenwood Press, 1999, pp. 535-96
  • Pierre Brechon, 'The Measurement of Religious Beliefs in International Surveys', Modern Society and Values: A Comparative Analysis Based on ISSP Project, eds Niko Tos, Peter Mohler and Brina Malnar, Ljubljana: Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, 1999, pp. 291-315
  • http://www.worldvaluessurvey.org

    BRIN ID: 1803


    Multinational survey, undertaken in 42 countries besides Great Britain between 1990 and 1993. Dataset available at ESDS as SN 4941 and SN 6540 and at http://www.worldvaluessurvey.org.

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