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Are women in religion like turkeys voting for Christmas?

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Aberdeen sociologists investigate mystery of female religiosity. Matthew Reisz reports

Two sociologists have set out to explain the mystery of why women almost everywhere seem to be more religious than men.

Given that “all the major world religions have…been intensely patriarchal”, argue Marta Trzebiatowska and Steve Bruce – lecturer and professor in sociology at the University of Aberdeen, respectively – women’s well-evidenced greater religiosity might seem paradoxical.

Although it “may not be as counter-intuitive as turkeys voting for Christmas”, they write, “it certainly seems similar to manual workers voting for conservative … parties”.

Their new book, Why Are Women More Religious Than Men?, attempts to find the reasons for this predisposition.

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Dr Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has more than 20 years’ experience. She is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University, with a particular interest in digital culture, persuasion and attitudinal change, especially how this affects the third sector, including faith organisations, and, after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, has started to research social media and cancer. Trained as a mass communications historian, she has written the original history of the poster Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster (Imperial War Museum, 2017), drawing upon her PhD research. She is Director of social media consultancy Digital Fingerprint, and author of Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst  (Lion Hudson, 2014; second edition in process) as well as a number of book chapters, and regularly judges digital awards. She has a strong media presence, with her expertise featured in a wide range of publications and programmes, including national, international and specialist TV, radio and press, and can be found all over social media, typically as @drbexl.

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