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Religious beliefs and practices and attitudes to the Bible, Church and moral issues (2396)

Type of Data: Religious beliefs and practices and attitudes to the Bible, Church and moral issues (2396)

Faith Community: General, Christianity

Date: 1963, October

Geography: England

Sample Size: 2276 sixth formers, 1743 parents

Population: Second year sixth formers at maintained grammar schools and their parents

Keywords: Afterlife, Bible, capital punishment, Christianity, Church, church attendance, churchgoing, collective worship, colour bar, drunkenness, gambling, God, Jesus Christ, life after death, lying, morality, morals, New Testament, nuclear weapons, Old Testament, politics, prayer, pre-marital sex, racial discrimination, religious affiliation, religious education, smoking, social problems, stealing, suicide, Sunday school, war, world religions

Collection Method: Self-completion questionnaire

Collection Agency: Department of Education, University of Birmingham

Sponsor: Christian Education Movement Study and Research Committee and Department of Education and Science

Survey Instrument: Cox, Sixth Form Religion, pp. 180-7

Published Source:

  • Edwin Cox, Sixth Form Religion: A Study of the Beliefs and of the Attitudes to Religion, Religious Instruction and Morals of a Sample of Grammar School Sixth Form Pupils, London: SCM Press, 1967
  • Derek Wright and Edwin Cox, 'Religious Belief and Co-Education in a Sample of Sixth-Form Boys and Girls', British Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 6, 1967, pp. 23-31
  • Derek Wright and Edwin Cox, 'A Study of the Relationship Between Moral Judgment and Religious Belief in a Sample of English Adolescents', Journal of Social Psychology, Vol. 72, 1967, pp. 135-44

    BRIN ID: 2396


    The study was replicated in February-March 1970 when there were 1,574 respondents; see Derek Wright and Edwin Cox, ‘Changes in Attitudes Towards Religious Education and the Bible Among Sixth-Form Boys and Girls’, British Journal of Educational Psychology, Vol. 41, 1971, pp. 329-31 and ‘Changes in Moral Belief Among Sixth-Form Boys and Girls Over a Seven-Year Period in Relation to Religious Belief, Age and Sex Difference’, British Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 10, 1971, pp. 332-41

    Posted by: Clive D. Field

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