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Catholics, Protestants no longer a split vote

Matthew Coutts, National Post – September 15, 2008

A propensity for Roman Catholics to vote for the Liberal Party, while their Protestant counterparts lean toward the Conservatives, may no longer be as evident as once believed by Canadian political scientists and those studying voting tendencies, according to a new study.

The study, conducted by the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP), found that Catholics and Protestants from less-strict denominations such as the United Church and Anglicans, exhibited nearly identical voting patterns in the most recent federal election.

The real difference in voting habits comes from more evangelical Protestant denominations, which overwhelmingly flock to the Conservative vote, LISPOP found. Keep reading this story here.

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