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Statistics, Religion Adherence
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[German Version]

In the first instance, religious statistics report the data that provide information on the local or global distribution of individual religions or religious groups. They are one aspect of a larger “religiometrics,” which includes all measurable factors associated with religion (e.g. sacred buildings, production of religious books and media, endowments) in order to take these quantitative values into account in interpreting religious pheno…

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Hutter, Manfred, “Statistics, Religion Adherence”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_124599>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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