September 30, 2011
Religious Faith Builds a More Civil Society
Austen Ivereigh, The Guardian
The notion, irritating to humanists, that faith leads to greater civic participation turns out not to be true, says Andrew Copson, citing a new government survey. What the figures show – you have to download a spreadsheet and squint for a while at Table 6 to work this out – is that those who participated in "civic engagement and formal volunteering at least once in the past year" are as likely to be of no faith as to profess one.