Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Party closeness among Christian denominations in the UK

My last post plotted party closeness for major religious groups in the UK, using data from the 2014 wave of Understanding Society. The chart blow plots party closeness for the major Christian denominations, along with party closeness for the general population. Respondents who did not specify a denomination were ignored. 

The most interesting result is that Anglicans (Church of England) are considerably more likely than the general population to support the Tories, whereas Catholics are considerably more likely to support Labour. Adherents to the Church of Scotland are somewhat less likely to support either party. Methodists and Baptists are slightly more likely to support the Tories. And adherents to the United Reform Church are much more likely to support the Tories (though n < 100 in this case).

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