The Obs updates the Religious Map of Catalonia

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For the last 6 months, the Observatory has been updating the Religious Map of Minorities in Catalonia.

The Religious Map of Catalonia is a project promoted and financed by the General Direction for Religious Affairs of the Generalitat de Catalunya, which aims to identify and gain in-depth knowledge of the religious communities and places of worship of all faiths present in Catalonia.

This initiative, which began in 2001, has been updated several times and this year the 6th update has been carried out through a management contract with the Blanquerna Foundation of Barcelona, through our Blanquerna Observatory of Communication, Religion and Culture.

The information in the Religious Map takes the form of a study that combines quantitative information with the compilation of specific data on each religious centre established in Catalonia, all with the aim of gaining an in-depth knowledge of the religious communities present in Catalonia and offering a rigorous portrait of the Catalan religious map. The map team is made up of professors Míriam Díez and Josep Lluís Micó, and researchers Eulàlia Tort, Alba Sabaté, Adrià Rocha, Laia Roigé, Marta Jarpa, Anna Solé and Jordi Pérez Ansotegui.

This initiative, carried out since its inception by the ISOR (Research in Sociology of Religion) of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, was last updated in November 2014 and counts a total of 8,061 places of worship throughout Catalonia, corresponding to 13 religious denominations.