Religious discrimination in Scotland: Fact or myth?

S Bruce, T Glendinning, Iain Paterson, M Rosie*

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A article in Ethnic and Racial Studies by Walls and Williams makes inferences about religious discrimination in employment from interview data. We question the validity of treating lay people as experts and present large-scale data from two recent surveys and the 2001 Census which suggest that sectarianism is more a social myth than a social reality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-168
Number of pages18
JournalEthnic and Racial Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 18 Aug 2006


  • Scotland
  • sectarianism
  • discrimination
  • 2001 Census


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