This chapter looks at public opinion towards religious-secular debates in British society, specifically science and religion, single-religion schools and disestablishment of the Church of England. It pays particular attention to how attitudes have changed, both overall and across different social groups, and also pays close attention to different opinions on the basis of religious belonging, behaving and believing. It shows how attitudes on religion and science have moved in a direction that undermines religious authority and provides a nuanced analysis of the patterning of opinion on religious schools and church-state links. For each area of debate, it uses survey data to examine, in a multivariate context, the factors associated with contemporary attitudes.


Binary Logistic Regression Religious Affiliation Religious Group Public Attitude Religious Faith 
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© Ben Clements 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ben Clements
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  1. 1.University of LeicesterUK

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