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Agape to Zoroastrian: Religious Denomination in Northern Ireland 1961 to 1991

Paul Doherty

Abstract


Since 1961 the Northern Ireland Census has provided a comprehensive and authoritative source on religious affiliation in the province. This paper seeks to identify broad trends in religious affiliation over the past 30 years. The Roman Catholic church has shown a continued increase in numbers, in contrast to the three largest Protestant churches which have shown decline. There has been growth in the smaller evangelical churches, of those who do not claim a denominational affiliation, and amongst those who profess no faith. While there is some evidence of the growth of secularism. Northern Ireland continues to be a society where religion has an important role in everyday life.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.2014/igj.v26i1.454

URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:irg:ie:0000-igj.v26i1.4549

URN (PDF): http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:irg:ie:0000-igj.v26i1.454.g4078

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