Beyond Hogwarts: Higher Education and Contemporary Pagans1
Keywords:census, education level, Paganism, mainline churches, new religious movements.
AbstractAs a number of different studies carried out in the second half of the twentieth century indicated, the people who become involved in Paganism tend to be more educated than average. In the present study, we confirm this pattern utilizing data from the national censuses of Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom. In addition to being more educated than the average citizens of their respective nations, Pagans also tend to be more educated than members of such mainline denominations as Anglicans, Presbyterians and Catholics.
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