By Clive D. Field

Secularization within the lengthy Sixties: Numerating faith in Britain' presents an immense empirical contribution to the literature of secularization. It strikes past the now principally sterile and theoretical debates in regards to the validity of the secularization thesis or paradigm. Combining old and social clinical views, Clive D. box makes use of quite a lot of quantitative assets to probe the level and speed of Read more...


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76 Field, ‘Non-Recurrent Christian Data’, 327–442. uk/sources/>. 73 16 Secularization in the Long 1960s variables; and comparative analysis, over time and cross-nationally. 78 Four particular difficulties need to be constantly borne in mind when deploying poll data. First, most aspects of religion (especially those touching beliefs and attitudes) are conceptually complex and thus difficult to express in the binary or otherwise simplified terms that are a prerequisite for the typical survey. Many questions lend themselves to multiple understandings (or misunderstandings) on the part of the interviewee.

More generally on the geography of English religion, see J. D. Gay, The Geography of Religion in England (London: Duckworth, 1971). 20 For a general review of the evidence, see C. D. Field, ‘Faith in the Metropolis: Opinion Polls and Christianity in Post-War London’, London Journal 24 (1999): 68–84 at 70–2. 21 Unpublished. 1968 1973–4 1973–4 1974 Gloucester Kirkby Stephen Bishop’s Stortford Banbury (borough) Banbury (rural) Clun Valley Preston Stoke-on-Trent Sunderland Birmingham (Small Heath) ?

No religionism was disproportionately an urban and, to a degree, southern phenomenon. 7). It was comparatively weak in the North-West, which was a stronghold of Catholicism and where Catholics accounted for one-fifth of the regional population in 1964 and 1978, including 25 per cent in Merseyside alone at the former date. 7) or areas of urban redevelopment in Greater 16 Social Surveys (Gallup Poll), Television and Religion (London: University of London Press, 1964), 9–18, 131. 17 ‘Attitudes towards Devolution, 1970’, dataset at UKDA, SN 173.

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