Belonging without Believing
A Study in the Social Significance of Anglican Identity and Implicit Religion among 13-15 Year-old Males
Keywords:survey, religious affiliation
Data from a survey of nearly 34,000 13–15 year-olds were analysed to examine the social significance of self-identified religious affiliation (belonging) unaccompanied by faith in God (believing). The data support the social significance of ‘belonging without believing’. This significance is discussed in light of the concept of implicit religion.
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