Voting Intention by Religion 1992-2005

Voting By Religion

See also : How Britain Voted in 1997, How Britain Voted in 2001, How Britain Voted in 2005, How Britain Voted 1974-2005 (overview), Voting by housing tenure 1983-2005, Voting by newspaper readership 1992-2005

 

Voting Intention By Religion 1992 - 2005

(Note that base sizes for some categories are very small)

20-24 March 1992 Base: 1,625 adults 18+ giving a voting intention

  All Roman Catholic Church of England Church of Scotland Free Church etc Other Prot- estant Other None
  % % % % % % % %
Base: 1,625 197 916 96 95 29 - 210
Conservative 38 40 43 29 30 38 - 25
Labour 41 48 38 35 40 22 - 48
Lib Dem 17 9 17 9 27 34 - 23
SNP/PC 3 2 * 27 2 6 - 4
Green 1 1 1 0 0 0 - 1
Other * * * 0 1 0 - 0

(Would not vote, undecided and refused by religious denomination not available for 1992)

21-24 March and 25-28 April 1997 Base: 3,891 adults 18+

  All Roman Catholic Church of England Church of Scotland Free Church etc Other Prot- estant Other None
  % % % % % % % %
Base: 3,891 493 1,978 248 248 67 188 637
Conservative 29 28 38 27 24 24 25 20
Labour 50 53 39 40 41 40 52 50
Lib Dem 14 13 19 11 25 21 20 21
SNP/PC 3 3 * 21 2 15 * 3
Green 1 * * 0 1 0 1 2
Referendum 2 1 3 0 4 0 1 3
Other 1 1 1 0 2 0 1 2
Would not vote 7 8 6 5 5 10 14 12
Undecided 10 5 9 10 11 2 7 8
Refused 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 2

17-22 May 2001 Base: 1,960 adults 18+

  All Roman Catholic Church of England Church of Scotland Free Church etc Other Prot- estant Other None
  % % % % % % % %
Base: 1,960 239 966 105 110 25 142 356
Conservative 27 19 33 20 24 29 12 22
Labour 52 60 50 53 48 33 63 52
Lib Dem 16 16 14 6 24 12 22 21
SNP/PC 3 1 * 21 1 27 2 3
Green 1 1 1 0 1 0 * 2
Ref/UKIP/Dem 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 *
Other 1 1 * 0 2 0 * 1
Would not vote 11 13 17 6 5 25 17 16
Undecided 13 10 9 10 11 10 16 12
Refused 2 3 2 1 2 0 1 2

 

General Election 2005 (Based on surveys on 15-18 April, 21-25 April and 29 April-1 May, weighted to the final election outcome) Base: 4,270 adults 18+ (of whom 2,627 were "absolutely certain to vote")

  All All Christian Church of England Roman Catholic Other Christian Other religion No religion
  % % % % % % %
Base: 4,270 2,861 1,849 471 541 154 558
Conservative 33 38 44 23 30 24 21
Labour 36 35 31 53 32 43 38
Lib Dem 23 22 20 22 27 23 27
Other 8 5 9 2 12 10 14
               
Estimated turnout 61% 64% 65% 61% 66% 56% 55%

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