Do politicians deserve to go to heaven? Public attitudes to prominent Australians.

by Clive Hamilton and Josh Fear

This piece focuses on if the electorate believes that prominent politicians should go to heaven. Out of the six politicians John Howard scored the lowest with less than half of the population believing he should go to heaven, while Peter Garrett scored the highest at 74%. When split into political parties Howard was the most divisive, and Bob Brown and Garrett had the most bipartisan support. There is also a gender divide with women both more prone to believe in heaven, and more prone to believe people should go to heaven.

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