Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Religion in Britain

A cracking new online resource for research into religion in Britain has just been launched by the British Religion in Numbers project.  All kinds of quality data, maps and charts to be had.  Here's how they introduce themselves:
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?

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.
HT Ruth Gledhill.

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