Gender Differences Among British Evangelicals

Collins-Mayo, Sylvia and Smith, G. (2013) Gender Differences Among British Evangelicals. In: Engaging Sociology. British Sociological Association Annual Conference; 3-5 Apr 2013, London, U.K.. ISBN 9780904569407 (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Various studies have demonstrated that men and women differ in their propensity towards religious engagement (e.g. Heelas, Woodhead et al. 2005; Day 2008). Stark (2002) indicates that it is a world-wide observation that men are less religious than women. Women are more likely to be churchgoers, to hold religious beliefs and to pray. Less is known about gender differences within religious groups. In this paper we explore the extent to which such differences exist among religiously committed men and women in terms of beliefs and attitudes towards Christian living. The data is taken from a series of surveys conducted with a panel of over a thousand British Evangelical Christians during the period 2011-2013. The analysis will also include consideration of age to determine if gender differences are narrowing for younger Christians.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Title: Engaging Sociology. British Sociological Association Annual Conference
Organising Body: British Sociological Association
Research Area: Sociology
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Psychology, Criminology and Sociology (from November 2012)
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Depositing User: Sylvia Collins-Mayo
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2014 16:19
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2014 16:29
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/29391

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