Religious attendance in the West of Scotland

Religious attendance in the West of Scotland

Religious Attendance (2018)

In the West of Scotland, 62% of the population report never or practically never attending religious services or meetings.  This figure is similar to the rest of Scotland (64%).  On the other hand, 20% of people in the West of Scotland, compared to 13% in the rest of Scotland report attending services or meetings once a week or more.

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.

In some cases it has not been possible to obtain data for the city of Glasgow so data is presented for the West of Scotland. In these outputs the West of Scotland is classified as Glasgow city, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. The data which derives from the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey has a sample size of 345 for the West of Scotland. 

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