Table 1

Characteristics of respondents and self reported spirituality and religiosity

No (%) (n=177)
Sex
 Male65 (37)
 Female111 (63)
Ethnic group
 White British139 (79)
 Any other White background7 (4)
 White Irish5 (3)
 Indian6 (3)
 Any other mixed/multiple ethnic background4 (2)
 Other background15 (9)
Religion
 Christian110 (63)
 Other12 (7)
 None49 (28)
Country of primary medical qualification
 England144 (81)
 Scotland14 (8)
 Elsewhere in Europe8 (5)
 Asia6 (3)
 Africa or Americas5 (3)
Country of GP training
 England168 (95)
 Scotland5 (3)
 Other4 (2)
I am a spiritual person*
 Agree122 (69)
 Disagree28 (16)
 No opinion27 (15)
I am a religious person*
 Agree85 (47)
 Disagree67 (39)
 No opinion25 (14)
  • *Responses to a five-point Likert scale, with strongly agree/disagree and agree/disagree aggregated.

  • GP, general practitioner.