The Diversity of Religious Diversity. Using Census and NCS Methodology in Order to Map and Assess the Religious Diversity of a Whole Country

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Title
The Diversity of Religious Diversity. Using Census and NCS Methodology in Order to Map and Assess the Religious Diversity of a Whole Country
Title of the book
Religious Diversity and Interreligious Dialogue
Author(s)
Monnot Christophe, Stolz Jörg
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
ISBN
9783030318550
9783030318567
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2020
Pages
133-151
Language
english
Abstract
Religious diversity is often captured in “mapping studies” that use mostly qualitative methods in order to map and assess the religious communities in a given area. While these studies are useful, they often present weaknesses in that they treat only limited geographic regions, provide limited possibilities for comparing across religious groups and cannot test theories. In this article, we show how a census and a quantitative national congregations study (NCS) methodology can be combined in order to map and assess the religious diversity of a whole country (Switzerland), overcoming the problems mentioned above. We outline the methodological steps and selected results concerning organizational, geographic, structural, and cultural diversity.
Keywords
Switzerland, Mapping, Congregations, Churches, Synagogue, Temple, House of worship, Spirituality, Worship, Recognition
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