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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Voting Statistics

To date 21 dioceses of the 44 in the Church of England have voted on the proposed Anglican Covenant. If a majority vote for it, then a motion to adopt the Covenant will be put before the General Synod. If at least half vote against, the matter cannot come before the General Synod in the current quinquennium.

Thus far, analysis of voting indicates the following percentages.

Bishops: 84.2% for, 10.5% against, 5.3% abstentions
Clergy: 45.8% for, 48.9% against, 5.4% abstentions
Laity: 50.3% for, 43.9% against, 5.8% abstentions

Overall: 49.1% for, 45.3% against, 5.6% abstentions

Other than the bishops, who seem to be overwhelming in favour of the Covenant (or in favour of voting for the Covenant), the clergy and laity seem to be roughly evenly divided.

Overall, 8 dioceses have voted to date for the Covenant and 13 against.

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Blogger Lionel Deimel said...

The disparity in voting between bishops, on one hand, and clergy and laity, on the other is striking. The latter groups don’t seem too impressed with the Covenant.

March 4, 2012 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger June Butler said...

Rowan presides over a very divided church. A greater number of bishops likely have doubts about the covenant than the statistics indicate.

March 5, 2012 at 4:57 PM  

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