Places of Worship are one of the measures of community wellbeing in the Co-op's new Community Wellbeing Index.  The index uses Culture, Heritage and Leisure as one of nine indicators of what makes a place good to live in and gives scores for 28,000 communities across the UK. Most important about this is that culture and heritage are valued and included as indicators, which is unusual compared to other wellbeing frameworks.

Researchers asked what people valued about where they live and built the index based on those priorities:

People - education & learning; health; economy, work and employment

Place - culture, heritage & leisure; transport, mobility & connectivity; housing, space & environment

Relationships - relationships & trust; equality; voice & participation