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.

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cast iron
copper
bronze
ceramics
answers
flagthe Netherlands
0%
7%
92%
0%
14
flagItaly
0%
10%
90%
0%
20
flagGermany
10%
6%
80%
2%
95
flagFrance
13%
6%
80%
0%
15
flagthe United Kingdom
16%
4%
75%
3%
147
flagSweden
0%
9%
72%
9%
11
flagPoland
9%
16%
71%
2%
7044
flagNorway
15%
15%
68%
0%
19
flagUnknown
11%
20%
66%
1%
355
flagCanada
12%
8%
66%
8%
24
flagIndia
23%
16%
48%
10%
60
flagthe United States
27%
18%
47%
4%
222
flagRepublic of Ireland
36%
9%
45%
9%
11
flagLithuania
8%
41%
41%
0%
12

Gender

men75%
women71%
cast iron
7%
9%
copper
15%
17%
bronze
75%
71%
ceramics
1%
2%

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