1999 Fiscal Year Final Research Report Summary
Research Survey on Religious Education in Contemporary Japan
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants |
|Research Institution||KOKUGAKUIN UNIVERSITY |
INOUE Nobutaka Kokugakuin University, Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics, Professor, 日本文化研究所, 教授 (80011386)
IWAI Hiroshi Kansai University of International Studies, Associate Professor, 助教授 (30269956)
ICHIKAWA Makoto Rikkyo University, College of Arts, Associate Professor, 文学部, 助教授 (60308088)
ISOOKA Tetsuya Shukutoku University, College of Sociology, Associate Professor, 社会学部, 助教授 (90201920)
TSUSHIRO Hirofumi University of Shizuoka, Faculty of International Relations, Associate Professor, 国際関係学部, 助教授 (30212054)
SASAKI Hiroko Sirayuri College, School of Liberal Arts, Lecturer, 文学部, 講師 (60286888)
|Project Period (FY)
1998 – 1999
|Keywords||religious education / nurturing religious sentiment / religious consciousness / religious-oriented school|
1. Result of research survey on students
We made a questionnaire survey on religious consciousness of students between April and June of 1999. The number of samples amounted to 10,941 that were gained from a total of 73 universities, colleges and professional schools. By this research, we found that the ratio who answered that they believed in religion was 7.9%. However, about 20 % of students answered that they believe in God (or gods). More students believed in spiritual beings. They tend to show more interest in supernatural phenomenon, occult or divination than religion.
2. Comparison between Japanese students and Korean students
We delivered almost same questionnaire to over a thousand of Korean students to compare religious consciousness and attitude between two countries. 45% of Korean respondents answered that they believed in religion. The percentage is far more than that of Japanese students. Although image of religion is not good as a whole in Japan, it is relatively good in Korea. High interest to supernatural phenomenon, occult or divination among Korean students is just same as in Japan.
3. Discussion on religious education in Japan and Korea.
Discussion with Korean scholars concerning religious education made clear the difference between two countries.
Research Products (12 results)