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Faith Survey is a website where the visitor may answer questions on a variety of topics relating to religious belief or unbelief.

Also included are the results of surveys held by such organisations as IPSOS/MORI.

Please answer the survey questions in an honest and responsible manner.

Your participation is greatly appreciated in assisting the work and future development of this website.

This web site is part of the Christianity in View series of web sites, which examine in detail the Christian faith.

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Latest Results

Religion and Gender Survey: 34% pray once at least once a day against 24% who never do so.

General Belief Survey: 25% view Hell as being 'a place of eternal separation from God' against 19% who deny its existence.

Catholic Survey: 27% attend Mass every week, against 11% who rarely or never attend.

Protestant Survey: 12% believe 'Same sex couples should be given full marriage rights' against 35% who state 'There should be no legal recognition of same sex relationships'.

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Important Statistics

Statistics from around the Web

Results of a 2014 Poll of over 12,000 Catholics reveals that 54% of Catholics in the U.S. and 64% in Spain support gay marriage, 98% of Congolese Catholics and 84% of Philippine Catholics oppose it.

Source: Univision Survey 2014

Results from the UK Census 2011 for religious adherence show that:

  • 59.5% of persons in the UK self-identify as 'Christian' (71.6% in 2001).

    2011 v 2001:

    - England: 59.4% (71.7%)
    - Wales: 57.6% (71.9%)
    - Scotland: 53.8% (65.1%)
    - N. Ireland 82.3% (85.8%)

  • 36.7% of persons in Scotland (1.9 Million) self-identify as having no religion at all (the highest percentage in the UK).
Source: UK Census 2011

A 2012 Survey found that 44% of Americans have "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in "the church or organized religion", down from 68% in 1976.

Source: Gallup Survey 2012

A survey conducted in May 2012 by IPSOS MRBI on behalf of the Irish Times found that:

  • 31% of Catholics attended Mass at least once a week, but 39% either never attended or occasionally attended Mass.

  • 35% of Women attend Mass once a week or more against 27% of Men.

  • 62% did not believe that during the Mass, the bread and wine are transformed into the actual body and blood of Christ against 26% who accepted the official Catholic teaching that it did so.

Sample size: ~ 1,000 adults of which 89% were Catholic and a margin of error of ±3%

Source: Irish Times

Latest Survey News

Catholic Survey 2014 Posted 9 Feb 2014
UK Census 2011 Posted 19 Oct 2013
Catholics in England & Wales Posted 20 May 2013

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