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Voting Record - 2010
How important was the religious affiliation of voters in shaping the 2010 General Election? How did different religious and non-religious groups vote? Were there any differences within particular groups based on factors like gender, region and social class?
The data used here are taken from our report Voting and Values: Does religion count?
The level of church-going makes a difference in voting habits among Anglicans - but is less important among Catholics
In Scotland in 2010 Labour support was highest among Catholics. SNP support was highest among Presbyterians and the non-religious
In 2010 there were no differences between religious and non-religious groups when asked what was the key issue facing Britain
In the last two elections Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus largely voted for Labour - but in 2010 their support for the party dipped
In 2010 there were slight gender differences within religious groups in voting habits - especially among Nonconformists and Presbyterians
In 2010 southern Anglicans were most likely to vote Conservative - but the image of Anglicans as the 'Tories at prayer' broke down in the north