Research

Families and Households: An initial analysis of Census 2011 Results

Families and Households: An initial analysis of Census 2011 Results The first set of confirmed results from Census 2011 in the Republic was released on 29 March 2012. This set is entitled This Is Ireland and contains the tabulated data and some additional analysis for...

Case-Study: Trends in Irish Church Personnel 1990-1994

Case-Study: Trends in Irish Church Personnel 1990-1994 The years that I served as Director of the Council for Research and Development were years in which the nature of Irish society – and the work of the Council – underwent significant changes.   Indeed, it is...

Memories of Research & Development at the Irish Bishops’ Conference

Memories of Research & Development at the Irish Bishops' Conference There were times during the fieldwork for the national survey of religious beliefs, practices and attitudes in 1973/74 that I thought it was going to fall apart. We were relatively young, quite...

A Survey of Religious Practice, Attitudes and Beliefs, 1973-74

A Survey of Religious Practice, Attitudes and Beliefs, 1973-‘4 This study was labelled the first national survey of religion inIrelandand has been used as a baseline for subsequent studies.  The then Research and Development Unit (R&D) had decided that such a...

Feature | 40 years of Social Research

2010 marks forty years since the foundation of the research office of the Bishops' Conference. To celebrate this milestone, the Council for Research & Development has published online highlights of its social research projects over the years. Introduction In this...

Religious Practice and Values in Ireland

A summary of European Values Study 4th wave data September 2010 | Council for Research & Development Religious Practice and Values in Ireland Download pdf ... Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Introduction The European Values Study was initiated by the European Value...

Guide to Designing a Questionnaire

A short guide, produced by Eoin O'Mahony, Social Researcher at the Bishops' Council for Research & Development, to help parish and community groups with designing questionnaires 22 October 2009 | Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference Guide to Designing a...