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I am after some data to assist in analysing religious bodies to detailed things like: -

  • the frequency of attendance
  • Giving/tithe
  • demographic breakdown
  • location data of the particular church/mosque/temple/etc.
  • size of the members and adherents
  • etc ...

But these data I am interested in finding out not on a national level, but on an individual church/mosque/temple basis. Some trending data would be great too.

I can find some data around these for USA institutions, but for the UK/Australia/Canada/NZL and other countries would be great too!

  • I'm guessing by U.S. data you mean the 2010 Religion Census, but ICYMI: rcms2010.org – wirefire Mar 20 '17 at 19:43
  • Yes this looks excellent! – Marcus D Mar 20 '17 at 21:48
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When it comes to spatial data you can give the Openstreemap a shot. You can get individual country data from geofabrik.de. I validated for New Zealand and from the Australia and Oceania area. From there you download the "New Zealand shapefile and open the shapefile called "gis.osm_pofw_free_1.shp" this will get you all different churches/temples.

Looking for the other data I can only speak from my experience in Germany but you wont get those details like attendance for single churches because of data protection issues. I found a simple statistic for Germany through:

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