The Opinions Of The Population Aged 13 And Over Who Have Practiced The Religious Doctrines

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Wanchai Panjan , Passakorn Ruangvanit , Orathai Chuacharoen


The purpose of this research was to study the practice of five religious doctrines (Buddhism, Christianity, Brahmanism-Hinduism, Sikhism) among people aged 13 years and over and the implementation of religious doctrines. The population used in the research was people aged 13 and over who practiced all religions from the Religious Database from the Department of Provincial Administration, the Central Registry (2020), with a total population of 58,592,468. Additionally, the research sample was selected from representatives of each religion, a total of 5 religions in each region of Thailand. There were 3,000 people per area, total 6 regions and 1 Bangkok area. Hence, the total of 21,000 people were sampled. The instrument used in this research was a questionnaire. The statistics used in the research as the basic statistics for data analysis are as follows: frequency, percentage, mean-- , standard deviation -SD, t-test and F-test (ANOVA). The results showed that

             1) The overall practice of religious doctrines of Thai people found that religious people practiced religious teachings infrequently/not regularly ( = 2.25) or 94.49%. When considering by religion, Brahmin-Hindus have the highest level of adherence to religious teachings at 99.32%.

             2) Implementation of religious doctrines, it was found that, in general, Thais practiced religious doctrines infrequently/not regularly ( = 2.40) or 95.87%. When considering by religion, Brahmin-Hindus Sikhism have the 100.00% level of religious doctrine implementation.

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