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St Mary’s Study Into Religiosity of Young Adults across Europe Goes Global

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Recent research from the Benedict XVI Centre for Religion and Society at St Mary’s University, Twickenham has received global coverage.

The report, Europe’s Young Adults and Religion, was undertaken in collaboration with Institut Catholique de Paris to inform the Synod of Bishops, held in Rome in October 2018. In has received media attention in dozens of countries around the world including France, Ireland, Germany, Italy, USA, and Brazil, amongst many others.

The research was covered widely on its launch, with news coverage on the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme and interviews undertaken across the BBC Radio Network, including the World Service, BBC Scotland and BBC London and a detailed report in The Guardian.

Since publication, the research has been covered by The Economist, Newsweek, Irish Times, Fox News, Il Foglio, Politico, Christian Today, La Croix, Daily Mail, The Independent and Euronews.

Speaking of the research’s impact, Prof Stephen Bullivant said, “One of the main reasons the Centre was founded in 2016 was to help open serious space in the public square for discussing religious matters. One expression of this is our regular series of free-to-download research reports. All of these have sparked a great deal of public attention and discussion. This time, it was particularly pleasing further to cement St Mary’s relationship with our friends and colleagues at the Institut Catholique.”

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