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Religious Affiliation in Western Europe 1837-1970

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Flora, Peter
Publication Date
2015-07-29
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
Description
  • Abstract

    The present study is a part of the project HIWED (Historical Indicators of the Western European Democracies; Project leader: Wolfgang Zapf and Peter Flora), funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung. The HIWED main product is a comprehensive data manual on political, social and economic developments in Western Europe for the period between 1815 and 1975. Peter Flora’s study on the development of religious affiliation (´religious homogeneity or heterogeneity´) in selected Western European countries in a historical perspective is based on statistics from population censuses.The data tables are from the second section (´Cultural Heterogeneity´) of the first issue of the above-mentioned data manual. The United Kingdom has not taken into account in the analysis of the development perspective; there were only one census (1851) with information on the number of meetings in churches and the number of church-goers to a certain date. No systematic information is also available about the Protestant minorities in France, Belgium and Italy. Data Tables in histat: Religious affiliation, differentiation of the data tables by countries: A – Tabellen: Deutschland (Germany); B – Tabellen: Skandinavische Länder (Nordic States); C – Tabellen: Niederlande (The Netherlands); D – Tabellen: Schweiz (Switzerland); E – Tabellen: Irland (Italy); F – Tabellen: Österreich (Austria).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1837-01-01 / 1970-12-31
  • 1837 to 1970
Geographic Coverage
  • Western European Countries: Denmark, Germany, Autria, Finland, Irelnad, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland
  • Germany (DE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Australia (AU)
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Sweden (SE)
Collection Mode
  • Results of official censuses of the single countries.
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 286
Availability
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8598 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Flora, P., 1983: Cultural Heterogeneity, in: Flora, P., u. a., 1983: State, Economy, and Society in Western European 1815 – 1975. Vol. I: The Growth of Mass Democracies and Welfare States; Chapter 2. Frankfurt/Main u. a.: Campus u. a. , S. 56 - 63. (Datenfile in histat)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-29 | Issue Number: 5 | Registration Date: 2015-07-29

Flora, Peter (2015): Religionszugehörigkeit in Westeuropa 1837-1970. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12307