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Street Survey Findings

This was a qualitiative piece of research which generated a rich collection of data. Here we present only the basic outlines of what we found. We will be putting more qualitative data and analysis on the website as it becomes available.

Number of Street Survey interviews



No answer after 3 visits


Refused interview


Did interview

56 people, 46 households

Total houses


What different types of people did we find?

Once the interviews had been completed, we developed a series of categorisations which reflected the broad types of responses that we had. This is only one possible categorisation, of course, and the interviews could have been sorted according to many different criteria. Categorising in this way also has the effect of flattening out the unique features and attributes of each individual we spoke to. But the categories that we use below as ‘master’ codes have been selected because they give an idea of people’s overall beliefs and relationship to religion. These were the categories emergent from the data that made the most sense of it in terms of the project as a whole

Categorisation of respondents

Expressed identification with Christianity or one of the Christian churches

Numbers of people

Regular churchgoers who expressed Christian beliefs


Expressed identification with Christian church / Christianity and belief in God, but not churchgoer


Expressed identification with church or Christianity, but didn’t believe in God; ethics important, though


Didn’t express identification with Christianity or one of the Christian churches


Definite belief in something non-Christian, important to the person


Some belief in something beyond the material (God, or ‘some force’) but not that important to the person


Lack of belief in anything supernatural, but belief in ‘something more to life’, expressed in a form of humanism - ‘I believe in people’ - or aestheticism.


Definite lack of belief, anti-church



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