Many of us are currently trying to make sense of the recently published 2021 census data concerning the religion question. An article in the latest edition of Challenging Religious Issues (19) has been written to help teachers and learners think through some key questions.
‘What can the 2021 Census Really Tell us about the Religious Composition of England and Wales?’ draws on the headline statistics from the religion question in the 2021 census for England and Wales in order to examine what can and what cannot be deduced from these statistics, and to explore why the religion question remains an important part of mapping the ‘social and civil condition’ of the population in the 21st century. The inclusion of this question in the census is evidence of the continuing public significance of religion.
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You can read all seven articles in the latest edition of the journal here: