About us

This project was a collaborative initiative between The Equality Unit of the Scottish Government and the University of Edinburgh.  It had two main aims:

  1. To evaluate council service provision for people of religion and belief.
  2. To gauge an illustrative sampling of the attitudes of people of religion and belief in relation to range of contemporary social issues.

In particular, the project sought to better understand ‘belief’ and its interaction with ‘religion.’  The content of this website primarily focuses on the attitudes of people of religion and belief as Scotland’s demographics continue to change, however, the full report is freely available for download.  Much of the fieldwork was carried out in the period September 2013 – May 2014 and the survey was available for completion from December 2013 – March 2014.  Full methodological details are available in the final report.

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