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An Atlas of Religion in Portugal

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Abstract: The proposal to create "An Atlas of Religion in Portugal" is based on the need to better understand the forms of territorialisation of religious dynamics, in their different scales and dimensions, where coexist multiple religious identities, places of worship, practices, rituals and religious festivities, movements, and flows. In this context, geographical space is the privileged setting for studying the different manifestations of worship, or even the phenomena of religious belonging and non-belonging. The work on the data of the 2021 census, in the framework of a longitudinal analysis, allows the construction of a cartography of the relationships between religion, social dynamics and territory. This analysis is supported by a spatial reading of demographic flows, economic dynamics and urban changes in different regions of the country.

Scientific area: Sociology and Geography 

Timetable: October 2023- February 2025

External Coordinator

Alfredo Teixeira

UCP - Faculdade de Teologia; UCP - CITER.
Centro de Investigação em Teologia e Estudos de Religião - CITER-UCP (proponente)
Instituto de Sociologia da Universidade do Porto (Instituição participante)
Entidade de Financiamento
Start Year


Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
Via Panorâmica, s/n
4150-564 Porto, Portugal

Phone: +351 226 077 132


Other Contacts




Ref. UIDP/00727/2020

Ref. UIDB/00727/2020