The Ethnic Minority British Election Study (EMBES) – Part II

This second BRIN post reports reports various attitudes and behaviour for the May 2010 General Election by religious affiliation in a series of cross-tabulations, again using the EMBES survey.

Please note that for the tables using the religion categories, percentages sum down each column (except for Table 4a, which sums across the rows). The original religious affiliation variable on the EMBES dataset has been slightly modified. The ‘Other’ category used here combines one Jewish respondent, Buddhists (3 cases), and Other Religion (26 cases). The measures of attitudes and behaviour are the same as those looked at by ethnic group in my previous post.

To reiterate, Tables 1-5 report the weighted percentages and the unweighted number of cases. As before, the figures in this column should be kept in mind when using the percentages reported here as some categories may consist of only a small number of cases.

Table 6 reports the (weighted) mean scores for likeability ratings of the political parties. Respondents were asked to give a 0 to 10 scale by the EMBES questionnaire, where a score of 0 represents the lowest likeability, and a score of 10 would indicate the highest likeability. In the EMBES dataset, the scale ranges from 1 to 11 – so that a score of 1 represents the worst evaluation possible, and a score of 11 the highest.

Note that there are also two subsidiary tables based on follow-up questions to the religious affiliation item in the EMBES survey, which accompany Table 4. Table 4a shows vote choice in the 2010 general election by Christian tradition or denomination, while Table 4b reports vote choice in the 2010 general election by Muslim tradition.

Table 1

Table 2

Table 3

Table 4

Table 4a

Table 4b

Table 5

Table 6


That’s all for today from the EMBES, although I’ll be posting shortly on the ‘Other Religion – write in’ section of the main BES.

Dr Ben Clements
Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester

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