Research and Analysis
A core principle of humanism is understanding the importance of evidence-based, rational enquiry.
Humanist Society Scotland regularly reviews, analyses and comments on research related to our policies and campaigns. We also occasionally commission our own research.
At the beginning of April 2012, HSS commissioned YouGov to survey 1000 Scottish parents of children aged 5 to 16 to find out if they were aware of their rights.
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In January 2011 HSS commissioned independent research into religious belief in Scotland, to show that the census question was bias toward religious identification.
Humanist Society Scotland commissioned this research in November 2014. The motivation for this commission came from the increased public and political awareness of the changing role of religion and belief in Scottish public life.
The Enlighten Up campaign calls for removal of unelected religious representatives from Local Authority Education Committees and exposes worrying details of current religious representatives in a new report.
The Arts and Humanities Research Council has produced a major new report covering Religious Observance.
An independent commission established by Cambridge’s Woolf Institute.
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Humanists are people who share common values, such as science and rational enquiry, and who seek to live ethical lives based on reason and compassion.
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