Towards a common pattern of religious change. Church attendance declining trends in 17 western European countries.
Conférence de Ferruccio Biolcati Rinaldi, Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Milan
Mardi 15 mai 2018
17:15 - 19:00
The presentation deals with the problem of religious change concentrating on religious practice, analysing the trend of church attendance by means of survey data in 17 Western European countries from 1970s to present. The analyses of the individual data are based on a pooled dataset of repeated cross-sectional studies: Eurobarometer, ESS, EVS/WVS, ISSP. The results give support to the hypothesis of the overall decline of church attendance. Moreover, a common pattern of religious change seems to emerge for Western Europe, with faster decline where religious practice is still at high levels. The theoretical premises of such common pattern will be discussed.
Dans le cadre du colloque de recherche ISSR "Enquêter en sciences des religions: psychologie, sociologie et sciences sociales des migrations"
par ISSR FTSR