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Religious identity, beliefs, practices, and attitudes of undergraduates, particularly Christians (3228)

Type of Data: Religious identity, beliefs, practices, and attitudes of undergraduates, particularly Christians (3228)

Faith Community: General, Christianity

Date: 2010-2011

Geography: England

Sample Size: 4341 (12% response), including 2248 self-identifying Christians

Population: Undergraduates attending 13 universities

Keywords: Abortion, Bible, Christian Unions, church attendance, churchgoing, churchmanship, drinking culture, euthanasia, evolution, extra-marital sex, family, friends, gender equality, God, homosexuality, Jesus Christ, organized Christian activities, prayer, religious affiliation, religious authority, science, self-assessed religiosity, self-assessed spirituality, university, voluntary work

Collection Method: Online interview

Collection Agency: Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University

Sponsor: AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Programme

Published Source:

  • Sonya Sharma and Mathew Guest, 'Navigating Religion Between University and Home: Christian Students' Experiences in English Universities', Social and Cultural Geography, Vol. 14, 2013, pp. 59-79
  • Mathew Guest, Sonya Sharma, Kristin Aune and Rob Warner, 'Challenging "Belief" and the Evangelical Bias: Student Christianity in English Universities', Journal of Contemporary Religion, Vol. 28, 2013, pp. 207-23
  • Mathew Guest, Kristin Aune, Sonya Sharma and Rob Warner, Christianity and the University Experience: Understanding Student Faith, London: Bloomsbury, 2013
  • Mathew Guest, 'What Really Happens at University?', Church Times, 13 September 2013
  • Mathew Guest, 'University Challenge', The Tablet, 28 September 2013

    BRIN ID: 3228


    Although the sample was randomly drawn at each university, respondents were probably skewed towards the religious or those otherwise interested in religion. A qualitative phase of research involved semi-structured interviews with 75 Christian students at five universities and with 25 university managers

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