Beyond Hogwarts: Higher Education and Contemporary Pagans1

Authors

  • James R. Lewis University of Tromsø
  • Sverre Andreas Fekjan University of Tromsø

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/pome.v15i1-2.273

Keywords:

census, education level, Paganism, mainline churches, new religious movements.

Abstract

As 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.

Author Biographies

James R. Lewis, University of Tromsø

James R. Lewis is a professor in the Department of History and Religious Studies, University of Tromsø, Norway.

Sverre Andreas Fekjan, University of Tromsø

Sverre Andreas Fekjan is a fellow in the Department of History and Religious Studies, University of Tromsø, Norway.

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Published

2014-08-12

How to Cite

Lewis, J. R., & Fekjan, S. A. (2014). Beyond Hogwarts: Higher Education and Contemporary Pagans1. Pomegranate, 15(1-2), 273–284. https://doi.org/10.1558/pome.v15i1-2.273

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