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Neutral Schools, 1964: Teaching Religion in Schools [Quebec] (ICPSR 9006)

Principal Investigator(s): Breton, Albert; Alix, J.P.


This data collection contains public opinion data on compulsory religious instruction in public schools in Quebec. Respondents were asked whether they supported teaching religion in schools, and who (parents, legislators, or students) should decide whether students receive religious instruction in elementary and secondary school. Respondents were also asked their views on the establishment of alternative schools where religion was not taught, who should fund these schools, and whether they would send their children to these institutions. Demographic information collected on respondents includes age, sex, marital status, employment status, income, number of children, number of children in primary and secondary school, types of primary and secondary schools respondent's children attended, religion, and frequency of religious observation or practice.

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Study Description


Breton, Albert, and J.P. Alix. NEUTRAL SCHOOLS, 1964: TEACHING RELIGION IN SCHOOLS [QUEBEC]. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Groupe de Recherches Sociale [producer], 1978. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1983. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09006.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09006.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    church state separation, elementary schools, public opinion, public schools, religious affiliation, religious attitudes, religious education, school prayer, secondary schools, social issues

Geographic Coverage:    Canada, Quebec (province), Global

Time Period:   

  • 1964

Date of Collection:   

  • 1964-05--1964-06

Universe:    Residents aged 18 years and older with telephones, living in cities, villages, and towns in the Canadian province of Quebec.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    Stratified probability sample.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03


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