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Religiosity in south Africa : trends among the public and elites

dc.contributor.authorKotze, Hennieen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorLoubser, Reineten_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-10T09:41:56Z
dc.date.available2017-05-10T09:41:56Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationKotze, H. & Loubser, R. 2017. Religiosity in south Africa : trends among the public and elites. Scriptura, 116(1):1-12, doi:10.7833/116-1-1287
dc.identifier.issn2305-445X (online)
dc.identifier.issn0254-1807 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.7833/116-1-1287
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/101524
dc.descriptionCITATION: Kotze, H. & Loubser, R. 2017. Religiosity in south Africa : trends among the public and elites. Scriptura, 116(1):1-12, doi:10.7833/116-1-1287.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://scriptura.journals.ac.za
dc.description.abstractThis article uses statistical data from the World Values Survey (WVS) and the South African Opinion Leader Survey to examine religiosity among the following samples of South Africans: Afrikaans, English, isiXhosa and isiZulu speaking Protestants, Catholics, African Independent Church (AIC) members and non-religious people (public and parliamentarians). We find that mainline Protestant churches have suffered a loss of members, thus changing the denominational face of the country. Additionally, although South Africans remain very religious, the importance of God in their lives has declined. For many people God is now less important although not unimportant. Parliamentarians appear unaffected by these changes: God is still highly important to members of parliament who profess Christianity (the majority). However, the small number of parliamentarians who are not religious now think God is unimportant.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://scriptura.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1287
dc.format.extent12 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology
dc.subjectReligiosityen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectValues
dc.subjectSecularizationen_ZA
dc.subjectChristianity
dc.titleReligiosity in south Africa : trends among the public and elitesen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
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