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Evidence for Decline in church attendance

The Church Census

12% in 1979
10% in 1989
6.3% in 2005

Brierly

2

Evidence of Slowing down of rate of decline

1979-1998 = 5.5% decline
1998-2005 = 1.2% decline

Brierly Pulling out of the nosedive

3

Evidence of increased attendance

Roman Catholic, Methodist

Christian Research

2007-2008 rise from 915k to 918k in Roman Catholic Churches

Also increase in Baptist and Free Churches

1% up in Methodist attendence 2008-2009

4

Decline in Baptism

1930 - 90% baptised
2001 - 45% baptised

Brierly

5

Decline in Marriages

20th century - 70%
2009- 33%

6

Decline in confirmations and funeral

25%
21%

(2002-2009)

7

Which memberships fell and rose?
2005-2010

2005-2010

fell: Anglican, roman catholic, baptist, methodist
rose: pentecostals, free churches, denominations, orthodox

8

Evidence for Growth of non-christian religions.

Brierley estimates: (2000-2005)
muslims +100k
hindus +50k
sikhs +20k

9

church attendance in the USA

Norris and Inglehart

Gallup poll

1939 and 2003 both showed 40% of adults went to church

10

Europe vs. America.
Who says what?

Grace Davie: europe is the exception as secularization is only there. even latin america and africa christians going strong

Berger, et al : usa is more religious

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World Trend of Christianity
(not UK or US)

Barrett

34.5% christian in 1990
33% christian in 2000

= compensation by christian boom in asia africa and latin america