ISBN : 9780192856609
Catholics in Contemporary Britain showcases findings from a wide-ranging, empirical study of Catholics living in Britain. It offers a sociologically-informed study, placing the contemporary Catholic community in the wider contexts of their society and the global faith of which they are a part. The book has been animated by a set of compelling broader questions : Who are the Catholics in Britain? How do they engage with their faith and with the Church? What do they think about issue within, and the leadership of, their Church? What are their views on wider social issues and of the party-political landscape? The study is thematically broad in scope, focusing on demography, religiosity (addressing the three 'Bs' of 'believing', 'belonging', and 'behaving'), social-moral issues, church leadership and schooling, and party support and voting behaviour. The book presents a rich and fascinating demographic, religious, and attitudinal profile of Britain's Catholics in the 21st Century.
1 Britain's Catholics: Definition and Demography
2 Behaving and Belonging
4 Social Morality Issues
5 Party Support and Voting Behaviour
6 Popularity and Performance: Pope Francis, Bishops, and Catholic Schools
Epilogue: What About the Pandemic?
Appendix 1: Survey Questionnaire
Appendix 2: Survey Datasets Used for Secondary Analysis