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Religious and alternative beliefs (2427)

Type of Data: Religious and alternative beliefs (2427)

Faith Community: General, Alternative

Date: 1951, 1-31 January

Geography: England

Sample Size: 4983

Population: Adult readers of The People

Keywords: Afterlife, church attendance, churchgoing, crime, devil, fortune telling, ghosts, hell, horoscopes, life after death, lucky day, lucky mascot, Lyndoe, morality, neglect of religion, prayer, religious affiliation, Sunday school, superstition

Collection Method: Self-completion postal questionnaire

Collection Agency: Geoffrey Edgar Solomon Gorer

Survey Instrument: The People, 31 December 1950

Published Source:

  • Geoffrey Edgar Solomon Gorer, Exploring English Character, London: Cresset Press, 1955
  • The Observer, 13 March 1955

    BRIN ID: 2427


    Self-selecting sample. The raw material for the survey will be found in the Geoffrey Gorer Archive, University of Sussex Library, I/G/2

    Posted by: Clive D. Field

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