What material are church bells made of?

cast iron
copper
bronze
ceramics
The tra­di­tion­al metal for church bells is a bronze of about 23% tin. Steel was tried during the busy church-build­ing period of mid-19th-­cen­tu­ry England, for its economy over bronze, but was found not to be durable.

Answers distribution

cast iron
copper
bronze
ceramics
answers
flagthe Netherlands
4%
4%
90%
0%
21
flagItaly
0%
9%
90%
0%
21
flagGermany
10%
5%
81%
1%
108
flagFrance
13%
6%
80%
0%
15
flagthe United Kingdom
15%
4%
76%
3%
168
flagSweden
0%
9%
72%
9%
11
flagPoland
8%
15%
71%
2%
7911
flagDenmark
10%
20%
70%
0%
10
flagUnknown
10%
20%
67%
1%
401
flagNorway
14%
19%
66%
0%
21
flagCanada
13%
10%
62%
10%
29
flagthe Philippines
20%
20%
60%
0%
10
flagthe United States
25%
19%
48%
5%
250
flagIndia
21%
17%
47%
10%
82
flagRepublic of Ireland
36%
9%
45%
9%
11
flagAustralia
36%
18%
45%
0%
11
flagLithuania
8%
41%
41%
0%
12

Gender

men76%
women71%
cast iron
7%
9%
copper
15%
16%
bronze
76%
71%
ceramics
1%
2%

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