Religion and state after crisis: Religiosity and trust in religious organisations after the Australian Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse.

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Since the Royal Commission, there has been debate about the institutional and spiritual role of organised religion in a more secular, less trusting Australia. Survey data suggests mainstream religions are suffering sustained loss of faith among believers and a sharp decline in confidence among the public. This project aims to identify trends in religiosity and causes of declining trust in religion. It also examines how these factors inform public attitudes to the relationship between religion and the Australian state. Outcomes include new knowledge about religiosity and new understandings of the significant role religious organisations play in Australia’s economy and society.
Short titleReligion and State after Crisis
AcronymMQRAS 21 R2
Effective start/end date25/01/2231/12/22