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Religion and sexual attitudes and behaviour (2617)

Type of Data: Religion and sexual attitudes and behaviour (2617)

Faith Community: General

Date: 1990, May-1991, November

Geography: Great Britain

Sample Size: 18876 (63% response)

Population: Adults aged 16-59

Keywords: Church attendance, churchgoing, importance of religion, marriage, religious affiliation, sex, shared religious beliefs

Collection Method: Face-to-face interview and self-completion questionnaire

Collection Agency: Social and Community Planning Research

Sponsor: St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College London, and University College and Middlesex School of Medicine, with funding from the Wellcome Trust

Survey Instrument: Wellings, Field, Johnson and Wadsworth, Sexual Behaviour in Britain, pp. 385-455

Published Source:

  • Anne Johnson, Jane Wadsworth, Kaye Wellings and Julia Field, Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles, Oxford: Blackwell Scientific, 1994
  • Kaye Wellings, Julia Field, Anne Johnson and Jane Wadsworth, Sexual Behaviour in Britain: The National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles, Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1994
  • Samuel Cameron, 'Faith, Frequency and the Allocation of Time: A Micro Level Study of Religious Capital and Participation', Journal of Socio-Economics, Vol. 28, 1999, pp. 439-56

    BRIN ID: 2617


    Dataset available at ESDS as SN 3434. Long and short versions of the questionnaire were used for different parts of the sample. The question on the importance of religion was only included in the former version, for which there were 4548 interviews

    Posted by: Clive D. Field

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