Creyentes Religiosos en España por Clases Sociales: Resultados de 268.261 Personas: 2013 to 2022

  1. Cabrera, Leopoldo
  2. Rosa-González, Felipe
International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences

ISSN: 2014-3680

Year of publication: 2022

Volume: 11

Issue: 2

Pages: 87-117

Type: Article

DOI: 10.17583/RIMCIS.10708 GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor
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In March 2022, 60% of Spaniards identify themselves as religious (believers). This percentage is the lowest since data is available. In 2000, 80%, while in 2019 was 70%. Almost all people who define themselves as Believers indicate that they are Catholics (97%). The variability of religious identification is established by gender, age, educational attainment, and ideology. 102 data files from the CIS (Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, Spain) have been merged, obtaining a sample size of 340,532 interviewees between January 2013 and February 2022. This file also includes additional information on occupation, professional situation, and the economic activity of the respondents. From this information, a social class model has been generated (sample size of 268,261 respondents) following to Erikson, Goldthorpe & Portocarero (EGP) classification. The results show that religious identification varies significantly by social class: the higher the social class, the lower the religious identification