Numbers aren't just for statisticians. People want to visualise and understand data for work, for study, for general interest, or to settle a debate. Many debates over religion rest on questions of how large? how many? how typical?HT Ruth Gledhill.
Religious data sources tend to be difficult to find, or need a good deal of interpretation. For example, is Britain 72% Christian, as the 2001 Census reported, or 50% Christian, as found by the 2008 British Social Attitudes survey?
We want to draw religious data sources together, explain how data can be used, and present some examples intuitively to a wide audience.
BRIN is based at the University of Manchester and supported by the Religion and Societyhttp://www.manchester.ac.uk/ research programme.
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Religion in Britain
British Religion in Numbers project. All kinds of quality data, maps and charts to be had. Here's how they introduce themselves: