Surveying the Religious and Non-Religious Online

Paul Weller, Tristram Hooley

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This volume considers the implementation difficulties of researching religion online and reflects on the ethical dilemmas faced by sociologists of religion when using digital research methods. Bringing together established and emerging scholars, global case studies draw on the use of social media as a method for researching religious oppression, religion and identity in virtual worlds, digital communication within religious organisations, and young people's diverse expressions of faith online. Additionally, boxed tips are provided throughout the text to serve as reminders of tools that readers may use in their own research projects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion
EditorsSariya Cheruvallil-Contractor, Suha Shakkour
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781472571182
ISBN (Print)9781472571151
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2015


  • Sociology of religion
  • Digital research methods
  • Online surveying
  • religious
  • non-religious

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Religious studies

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