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Religious attitudes to sex (2522)

Type of Data: Religious attitudes to sex (2522)

Faith Community: General

Date: 1949, January-April

Geography: Great Britain

Sample Size: 2052 adults, 150 clergy, 700 panellists (409 of whom also completed a supplementary questionnaire on sexual behaviour)

Population: Adults aged 16 and over, clergy (mostly Church of England), members of Mass-Observation's national panel

Keywords: Birth control, church attendance, churchgoing, contraception, divorce, extra-marital sex, Little Kinsey, marriage, prostitution, religious affiliation, sex, sex education

Collection Method: Face-to-face interview (adults), self-completion postal questionnaire (clergy and panellists)

Collection Agency: Mass-Observation

Sponsor: Sunday Pictorial

Published Source:

  • Mass-Observation Archive, University of Sussex, File Reports 3110, 3110A, 3110B
  • Sunday Pictorial, 3, 17, 24 and 31 July 1949
  • Leonard R. England, 'Little Kinsey: An Outline of Sex Attitudes in Britain', Public Opinion Quarterly, Vol. 13, 1949-50, pp. 587-600
  • Leonard R. England, 'A British Sex Survey', International Journal of Sexology, Vol. 3, 1950, pp. 148-54
  • Liz Stanley, Sex Surveyed, 1949-1994: From Mass-Observation's 'Little Kinsey' to the National Survey and the Hite Reports, London: Taylor & Francis, 1995, pp. 65-203

    BRIN ID: 2522


    The raw material for the survey will be found at the Mass-Observation Archive, University of Sussex, TC12/2-15

    Posted by: Clive D. Field

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