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Teenage Religion and Values

Duration: 2006-2010
Researchers: Professor Leslie Francis; Dr Mandy Robbins

The teenage, religion and values project draws on a unique and comprehensive survey conducted among 34,000 year nine and year ten pupils across England and Wales. The first phase of this project was sponsored by a number of charitable foundations. Its outputs included two major books (see below) and a series of articles on issues as diverse as the professional profile of television addicts, the influence of Anglican Catholic and independent Christian schools, and the personal and contextual factors associated with substance abuse.

Francis, L.J. (2001), The Values Debate: a voice from the pupils, London, Woburn Press;

Francis, L.J. and Robbins, M. (2005), Urban Hope and Spiritual Health: the adolescent voice, Peterborough Epworth.

Building on this original survey, phase two of the teenage, religion and values project is now under way to generate a new and up-dated database of similar size. The project concerned with church schools is being managed by Dr David Lankshear.