secularisation in britian

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  • Crockett (1988) estimates that in 1851, 40% or more of the adult population of Britian attended church on sundays, which led some to claim that the 19th century was the 'golden age' of religion
  • Wilson (1996) argues that Western societies have been undergoing a long term process of secularisation (where religious beliefs, practices and institutions lose social significance)
  • Since the 19th century there has been a fall in the proportion of the population attending church, an increase in the average age of churchgoers and greater religious diversity

church attendance today

  • Only 6.3% of the adult population attended church on Sundays…


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