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Religious beliefs, practices, and attitudes (4028)

Type of Data: Religious beliefs, practices, and attitudes (4028)

Faith Community: General, Atheism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism

Date: 2018, July-November

Geography: Great Britain

Sample Size: 3879 (42% response)

Population: Adults aged 18 and over living in private households south of the Caledonian Canal

Keywords: Afterlife, anti-Semitism, atheists or non-believers, attendance at religious services, barrier, Bible, Buddhists, Christians, church attendance, Churches and religious organizations, churchgoing, comfort in times of trouble, confidence, conflict, deceased ancestors, elections, every human being, father, feelings and faith, friends, gender equality, God, governments, heaven, hell, higher power, Hindus, holy places, holy scripture, International Social Survey Programme, internet, intolerance, Islamophobia, Jews, life after death, living close together, marriage, men and women, mixed marriages, mother, Muslims, NatCen Social Research, Nirvana, past and not future, peace, people of different religions, politics, power, prayer, proselytism, public meetings, purpose of life, reincarnation, relative, relevant to life today, religion of upbringing, religious activities, religious affiliation, religious beliefs, religious extremists, religious faith, religious intermarriage, religious leaders, religious miracles, religious objects, religious prejudice, sacred or supernatural, science, self-assessed religiosity, self-assessed spirituality, social media, strong religious beliefs, supernatural powers, trust, try to influence, voting

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

Collection Agency: NatCen Social Research

Sponsor: NatCen Social Research and a consortium of public sector and third sector funders and clients, including Economic and Social Research Council

Published Source:

  • David Voas and Steve Bruce, ‘Religion: Identity, Behaviour, and Belief over Two Decades’, in John Curtice, Elizabeth Clery, Jane Perry, Miranda Phillips, and Nilufer Rahim, eds., British Social Attitudes, 36, 2019 Edition, London: National Centre for Social Research, 2019, pp. 17–44

    BRIN ID: 4028


    Questions on religious affiliation and churchgoing were put to the full sample of 3879 adults, but other religion questions were posed by self-completion questionnaire, mostly to a half-sample in connection with the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) Religion IV module. Comparative international data from ISSP are not included in the dataset that is available at UKDS as SN 8606, which is confined to Britain alone.

    Posted by: Clive D. Field

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