Reporting on voter intentions for federal elections is a staple of Australian media
news cycles and a constant source of interest to governments, businesses and civil
society alike. Australian Federal Government elections are held to elect parliaments
for three-year terms for the House of Representatives and in a ten-year period Australian
voters could be required to vote on four separate occasions. Is there a clear voting
pattern for Australian church attenders in federal elections? Results from the 2011
National Church Life Survey reveal church attender voting patterns across denominations.
In late 2011, a sample of Catholic, Anglican and Protestant church attenders was
asked: What have been your voting patterns over the last 10 years in lower house
Author/s: Bevis, S., Pepper, M., Powell, R. & Hancock, N.
Bevis, S., Pepper, M., Powell, R. & Hancock, N. (2013) Voting patterns of church
attenders, NCLS Research Fact Sheet 13007. Adelaide: Mirrabooka Press.
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