Implicit Religion

72% Christian, 8% Attendance


  • Peter Brierley Christian Research



2001 Population Census, church attendance, religious statistics, Christianity


This paper examines the gap between the relatively high percentage who professed to be Christian in the 2001 U.K. Population Census and the much smaller percentage who attend church, and the causes for this disparity, by examining the possible reasons for those ticking ‘Christian’ and other statistics from a wide variety of sources which may be taken to affirm the Census figure. The implications of such a large difference are also considered by reference to the religious structure of the population.


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How to Cite

Brierley, P. (2005). Implicit Religion: 72% Christian, 8% Attendance. Implicit Religion, 8(2), 178–194.




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