Title: Where is it heading? : religion in late modernity in the Czech republic
Authors: Hásová, Veronika
Citation: HÁSOVÁ, Veronika. Where is it heading? : religion in late modernity in the Czech republic. Plzeň: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, Fakulta filozofická, Katedra sociologie, 2015. [24] s. (Working Paper No. 01-15).
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni, Fakulta filozofická, Katedra sociologie
Document type: článek
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11025/21040
Keywords: náboženství;paměť;sekularizace;vnímání;Česká republika
Keywords in different language: religion;memory;secularisation;perception;Czech republic
Abstract in different language: The aim of this article is to demonstrate how religion—the set of traditions and the source of collective memory—is perceived in the Czech Republic by individuals with different levels of religiosity. The article concentrates on the way in which religion is perceived in an environment characterised by strong indifference to religious matters and a low level of declared religiosity. The paper asks whether religion in such an environment possesses the potential to stabilise (or to destabilise)society;it further compares whether the way religion is perceived by the community of traditionally religious people differs from the way it is perceived by people who practice alternative faiths. An analysis of ISSP 2008 data shows that there are rather negative perceptions of religion in the Czech Republic, and this view is influenced by the level of religiosity. Thus the more religious (alternatively or traditionally) people are, the more positive perceptions about religion they will hold. This study finds that controlled sociodemographic characteristics such as sex, age and education do not have any statistically significant influence on perceptions of religion.
Rights: © Veronika Hásová
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