Is the Bible Becoming a Closed Book? British Opinion Poll Evidence

  title={Is the Bible Becoming a Closed Book? British Opinion Poll Evidence},
  author={Clive D. Field},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Religion},
  pages={503 - 528}
  • C. Field
  • Published 2 September 2014
  • Education
  • Journal of Contemporary Religion
Abstract Opinion poll data from 123 national sample surveys of the adult general population and 35 national and local sample surveys of adult religious populations are used to study changes in the status and influence of the Bible in Britain since the Second World War. The principal measures of ‘Bible-centricism’ comprise Bible ownership, readership, knowledge, literalism, beliefs, and attitudes. The analysis proceeds both at top-line level and by breaks for gender, age, social class, religious… 

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