Religion & Religious Practice

Related Iona Documents

Attitudes Towards the Catholic Church

November 02, 2011

Attitudes Towards the Catholic Church. An Amárach Report for the Iona Institute. October 2012.

Speech of John Bruton in defence of religious education

19th April 2011

This is the text of a speech given by John Bruton on 7th April in defence of religious education. It was given as part of a series of Lenten Lectures, hosted jointly by the Catholic, Church of Ireland and Presbyterian parishes of Booterstown, Dublin.

Church attendance in Ireland increases.

November 02, 2009

A new poll conducted by RedC on behalf of The Iona Institute shows that weekly church attendance has increased from 42 percent to 46 percent in the last 18 months while the number who go at least once a month has jumped from 54 percent to 65 percent. 

The benefits of religious practise

April 3, 2009.

Our latest paper is a look at studies attesting to the benefits of religious practise. Called ‘The psycho-social benefits of religious practise’, it has been written by Professor Patricia Casey and it was launched at our conference on religious practise on April 3, 2009. An executive summary of the paper is also available by clicking here.

NI religious knowledge poll

December 10, 2007

A new poll conducted by Millward Brown Ulster on behalf of The Iona Institute the Evangelical Alliance Ireland, and the Evangelical Alliance (Northern Ireland) reveals, for the first time ever, levels of religious knowledge among the general population in Northern Ireland and finds they are even lower than in the South as revealed by our poll in April.

Religious Knowledge Poll

April 9, 2007

A new poll conducted by Lansdowne Market Research on behalf of The Iona Institute and the Evangelical Alliance Ireland reveals, for the first time ever, levels of religious knowledge among the general population and finds an alarming drop-off.

Full results of religious knowledge poll with demographic breaks.


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