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Identity and beliefs of unbelievers (atheists or agnostics) (3987)

Type of Data: Identity and beliefs of unbelievers (atheists or agnostics) (3987)

Faith Community: Agnosticism, Atheism

Date: 2019, April-May

Geography: United Kingdom. Part of multinational survey

Sample Size: 1100 (900 unbelievers, 200 general population)

Population: Unbelievers (atheists or agnostics) and general adult population aged 18 and over

Keywords: Agnosticism, astrology, atheism, evolution, God, John Templeton Foundation, karma, life after death, meaning, naturalists, objects with mystical powers, people with mystical powers, Qualtrics Panels, reincarnation, religious affiliation, right and wrong, science, significant events meant to be, supernatural, unbelievers, underlying forces of good or evil, Understanding Unbelief Programme, universal spirit or life force, universe, University of Kent, values, worldviews

Collection Method: Online interview

Collection Agency: Qualtrics Panels

Sponsor: Understanding Unbelief Programme, managed by the University of Kent and funded by the John Templeton Foundation

Published Source:

  • Stephen Bullivant, Miguel Farias, Jonathan Lanman, and Lois Lee, Understanding Unbelief: Atheists and Agnostics around the World–Interim Findings from 2019 Research in Brazil, China, Denmark, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, London: St Mary’s University Twickenham, 2019
  • https://research.kent.ac.uk/understandingunbelief/

    BRIN ID: 3987


    Multinational survey, also undertaken in Brazil, China, Denmark, Japan, and the United States of America besides the United Kingdom. Unbelievers were recruited to match pre-set quotas of unbelievers by age, sex, and region as determined by answers to the belief in God questions in the 2008 International Social Survey Programme and the 2010-14 World Values Surveys.

    Posted by: Clive D. Field

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