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Attitudes towards science and religion (4196)

Type of Data: Attitudes towards science and religion (4196)

Faith Community: General, Atheism, Christianity, Islam

Date: 2021, 5 May-13 June

Geography: United Kingdom

Sample Size: 5153

Population: Adults aged 16 and over

Keywords: Afterlife, angels, astronomy and cosmology, atheists, attendance at religious services, Bible, Big Bang, chemistry, Christianity, climate science, comparable to smallpox virus, compatible, coronavirus, Covid-19, creation story, Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, form of child abuse, geology, ghosts, God, hard to be atheist, hard to be Christian, hard to be Muslim, hard to be religious, healing power of crystals, heaven, hell, helpful to say about ethics, incompatible, Islam, Jesus Christ, life after death, medical science, miracles, Mohammed, morally acceptable, morally wrong, Muslims, neuroscience, Nirvana, place in modern world, power of prayer, prayer, psychology, Qur’an, read holy texts, reincarnation, religious affiliation, religious miracles, religious upbringing, science, science and religion, some element of truth, soul, spiritual beings, supernatural forces, supernatural power of ancestors, Templeton Religion Trust, theory of evolution, Theos, value in religion, YouGov

Collection Method: Online interview

Collection Agency: YouGov

Sponsor: Theos and Faraday Institute for Science and Religion with funding from Templeton Religion Trust

Published Source:

  • Nick Spencer and Hannah Waite, ‘Science and Religion’: Moving away from the Shallow End, London: Theos, 2022
  • Hannah Waite, The Nones: Who Are They and What Do They Believe? London: Theos, 2022
  • https://www.theosthinktank.co.uk

    BRIN ID: 4196


    The sub-sample of ‘nones’ comprised 2,705 individuals who self-identified as not belonging to any particular religion. The research also included a qualitative phase, comprising in-depth interviews with 101 scientists, philosophers, theologians, sociologists, and journalists between autumn 2019 and autumn 2020.

    Posted by: Clive D. Field

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