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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flagItaly
0%
5%
94%
0%
19
flagthe Netherlands
0%
7%
92%
0%
13
flagFrance
13%
6%
80%
0%
15
flagGermany
10%
5%
79%
2%
84
flagthe United Kingdom
15%
4%
76%
2%
141
flagPoland
9%
15%
71%
2%
6087
flagSweden
0%
10%
70%
10%
10
flagCanada
13%
9%
68%
4%
22
flagUnknown
14%
20%
63%
1%
169
flagNorway
21%
21%
57%
0%
14
flagthe United States
27%
18%
48%
5%
216
flagIndia
24%
17%
47%
10%
57
flagLithuania
9%
36%
45%
0%
11
flagRepublic of Ireland
36%
9%
45%
9%
11

Gender

men77%
women72%
cast iron
8%
9%
copper
12%
16%
bronze
77%
72%
ceramics
1%
2%

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