Good Faith Partnership: Virtues of Faith

The Good Faith Partnership, in collaboration with the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at the University of Birmingham, has been undertaking a research project on the role of virtues in the life of the UK’s religious communities, surveying over 3,000 people in the UK of various faith and belief backgrounds.

The survey results reveal some interesting patterns and trends in how different religious groups prioritise and rank virtues. A few of the key findings include:

  • The common virtue across all the six belief strands is Honesty. Showing commonality between religious and non-religious people.
  • All the religious participants cited Devotion (this is in line with the recent Bloom Review, Does Government ‘do God?’).
  • Justice, and then Charity, closely follows Devotion in ranking.
  • No single virtue was selected by over half of all respondents, in fact a large number score around the 30% mark.

You can read the report here.