Most Anglos OK with religious symbols for government workers

CBC's Vote Compass results show 56 per cent of anglophones strongly disagreed with a prohibition on wearing religious symbols at work for state employees.

40% of francophones say much less needs to be done to accommodate religious minorities

The Parti Québécois's proposed secular 'values' charter would ban public sector employees from wearing overt religious symbols such as the hijab. (Ryan Remiorz/CP)

CBC's Vote Compass results show anglophone and francophone are at odds over several key election issues.

Fifty-six per cent of anglophone strongly disagreed with a prohibition on wearing religious symbols at work for state employees  — the core of the Parti Québécois's controversial secular charter.

Quebec's English and French-speaking populations are also divided on how far Quebec should go to accommodate religious minorities. Forty per cent of francophones said much less needs to be done to accommodate religious minorities, while only 15 per cent of anglophone voters agreed.

To find out where you fall in Quebec's political spectrum, try out CBC's Vote Compass here.

Methodology

The findings released today are based on 106,220 respondents to Vote Compass from March 5 to March 14. The data have been weighted using the latest population estimates to be a true representation of opinion at the time of the field.