Reports

Religion and Well-being: Assessing the Evidence

It is often reported that religion is good for 'well-being'. This report evaluates the evidence from nearly 140 academic studies.

Forthcoming

Social Innovation - Call for Evidence

How can churches and other faith-based organisations have a greater social impact?

Darwin Project

Who Are The Creationists?

24th November 2010

The admirable Theos project on Darwin concludes with the publication of a study on how British creationists think (pdf). To forestall the entirely predictable accusation that it's not science if Christians do it, this research was actually carried out on Theos's behalf by the ethnographic research firm ESRO. By interviewing 50 prominent anti-evolutionists, mostly Christians, but some Muslims and agnostics too, whose views ranged from intelligent design to young earth creationism, the researchers managed to get a picture of a movement whose most interesting characteristic is that it isn't one. In fact one of their interviewees was taught at Sussex by John Maynard Smith, an experience he describes as "a real privilege".

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