Gender, age, attendance at a place of worship and young people's attitudes towards the Bible
University of Exeter
Journal of Beliefs and Values
Taylor & Francis
This article discusses the outcomes of a questionnaire survey which sought to ascertain the attitudes of young people towards the Bible. One thousand and sixty-six pupils from Years 6, 9 and 12 in nine English schools participated. The young people's attitudes are discussed in relation to gender, age and attendance at a place of worship. The research team found that being female, in Year 6 and attending a place of worship very often are factors associated with the most positive attitudes towards the Bible, while being male, in Year 9 and never attending a place of worship are associated with the least positive attitudes. The article also discusses the difficulty of explaining individual correlations regarding age and gender.
Journal of Beliefs & Values, Volume 27, Issue 3 December 2006 , pages 327-339