Religious attendance: region comparison

Religious attendance in the West of Scotland compared to other regions

Religious attendance in west of Scotland and comparison regions

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More than half of the population of the West of Scotland (53%) never attend religious ceremonies except on special occasions. This is similar to the North West of England (50%) and less than the equivalent figure for the rest of Scotland (60%).

Notes on the data presented

Every year since 1999, 1,200 - 1,500 people have been asked to take part in the Scottish Social Attitudes survey on the basis of random probability sampling. Used by the Government, journalists, opinion formers and academics, Scottish Social Attitudes is the gold standard survey series measuring and tracking changes in people's social, political and moral attitudes in Scotland. Further details can be found on the NatCen website.

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