Aspectos da presença religiosa em Londrina: situando uma pesquisa
Author(s)Alexandre Brasil Fonseca
KeywordsReligiosidade em Londrina
Social sciences (General)
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AbstractBased on a survey made in the year 2000 about religions in Londrina, we discuss the religious presence in this city in order to provide elements which may help the perception of the extension and general characteristics of the creeds in practice. Our main focus is on four groups: the Catholics, the Evangelicals, the Spirituals and the "non-religious", highlighting their general conformation in Brazil and the geographical distribution of places for religious services and masses in the city. Some preliminary data of the International Study of Esoterism and Religion, which has been carried out in fifteen countries of three continents between 1999 and 2000 and which is part of the second round about religion of the International Social Survey Programme, are also presented. In early 2000 the field work was accomplished and the information tabulation and analysis was started. In Brazil, the research was carried out in Londrina State University and in four other universities. In the conc1usion we indicate local peculiarities of the religions in comparison with the national context and point out possible ways to be followed in our research about the religious practice of university students in Londrina.