Θρησκευτικές πεποιθήσεις και πρακτικές στον Ευρωπαϊκό χώρο.

English title: Religious Beliefs and Practices in the European Landscape

Author(s): Theoni Stathopoulou -

Language: Greek

Type: Book chapter

Year: 2011

Abstract

This paper examines empirically the religious beliefs and practices in all the countries that participated in the fourth round of ESS. The European enlargement along with the political transformation in the former socialist regimes as well as the significant increase of immigrant flows do not favour the maintenance of homogenous religious identities. Europe is characterized by religious heterogeneity a feature that is best pictured in the co-existence of opposing trends, secular and religous, inside and across countries. Church attendance is not directly related to the level of religiosity and frequency of praying. Church attendance is still low in Europe, whereas in Greece all religious indicators are declining and seem to converge with the European average.

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Anthology: Institutions - Values - Practices: Interpretations of the ESS key findings (2008-2009)

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