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Neutral Schools, 1964: Teaching Religion in Schools [Quebec]

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Breton, Albert
  • Alix, J.P.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
church state separation; elementary schools; public opinion; public schools; religious affiliation; religious attitudes; religious education; school prayer; secondary schools; social issues
  • Abstract

    This data collection contains public opinion data on compulsory religious instruction in public schools in Quebec. Respondents were asked whether they supported teaching religion in schools, and who (parents, legislators, or students) should decide whether students receive religious instruction in elementary and secondary school. Respondents were also asked their views on the establishment of alternative schools where religion was not taught, who should fund these schools, and whether they would send their children to these institutions. Demographic information collected on respondents includes age, sex, marital status, employment status, income, number of children, number of children in primary and secondary school, types of primary and secondary schools respondent's children attended, religion, and frequency of religious observation or practice.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1964
  • 1964-05 / 1964-06
    Collection date: 1964-05--1964-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Canada
  • Quebec (province)
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Residents aged 18 years and older with telephones, living in cities, villages, and towns in the Canadian province of Quebec.
Stratified probability sample.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 9006 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09006.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Breton, Albert; Alix, J.P. (1984): Neutral Schools, 1964: Teaching Religion in Schools [Quebec]. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.