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Religion and Age

This post presents an examination of the relationship between religious belief, religious participation and age. Younger people tend to be less religious than olderĀ  people Recent (2018) research by PEW compared the religious beliefs and practices of 18-39 year olds … Continue reading

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The relationship between ethnicity and religion in the UK

According to the 2011 UK census, the religious breakdown of England and Wales was as follows: Christian – 59% No religion – 25% Muslim – 5% Hindu – 1.5% Sikh, Jewish, Buddhist, all <1% The relationship between ethnicity and religion … Continue reading

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The relationship between religion and social class

The relationship between social class and religion is not straightforward: the middle classes are, in general, more likely to attend church, but they are also less likely to believe in God and more likely to be atheists and join both … Continue reading

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Evidence for Secularization

Secularization is the declining social significance of religion in society. The extent of secularization is usually ascertained (for the purposes of A-level sociology) by using three broad indicators: belonging, behaving, and belief, and there are numerous specific measures associated with … Continue reading

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What is the difference between science and religion?

What are the differences between science and religion? This post focuses on four areas of difference between the two: The empirical versus the supernatural Open versus closed belief systems Evolving versus absolute knowledge Objectivity versus subjectivity These are the differences … Continue reading

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