This chapter summarises the key findings from the empirical analyses of religious beliefs conducted in Chapters 2 and 3, in terms of aggregate change and continuity in levels of belief and with regard to the social groups within which religious belief is more or less common. It then reviews the findings from the analyses of attitudes towards religious-secular debates undertaken in Chapter 4. It suggests some future avenues of research for scholars working in this area. Overall, the time period covered, the plurality of sources used and the attention paid to the group correlates of traditional beliefs and religious-secular issues make this book the most detailed empirical study to date of religious beliefs and debates in British society.
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.