Resources on Faith, Ethics and Public Life

Religion Monitor

Sponsored by the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Religion Monitor is a data collection instrument that surveys traditional and new forms of religiosity and examines the changing face of religion in the context of pluralism. The survey encompasses six core dimensions of religiousness: interest in religious affairs, belief in God or something divine, public and private religious practices, religious experiences as well the general relevance of religion to everyday life. It analyzes theistic as well as pantheistic semantics, as well as other specific subjects such as spirituality. The question modules are identical for all nationalities and all religions, and the random sample takes into account sociodemographic factors such as gender division or various age groups as a percentage of the overall population. Recent studies have considered "Religiousness and Cohesion in Germany" and "Religiousness in International Comparison."

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