Religious discrimination in Scotland: Fact or myth?

Steve Bruce, Tony Glendinning, Iain Paterson, Michael Rosie

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A article in Ethinic 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 statusPublished - 2005


  • Scotland
  • sectarianism
  • discrimination
  • 2001 Census
  • Catholics


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