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Roman Catholics

Stated belonging to a religion is still very high in Ireland, as reported in the Census of Population. Until recently in Ireland very high levels of reported belonging to a religion (overwhelmingly Roman Catholic) was matched by very high levels of church attendance (see Religious practice). However, a gap is opening between very high reported belonging and lower levels of church attendance. For a minority but growing number of Catholics their affiliation may be increasingly cultural rather than religious.

D 21 September 2012    ARichard O’Leary

CNRS Unistra Dres Gsrl

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