Referendum Voting Trends by District

Religious Affiliations (%)

District Roman Catholic Protestant

White Bay 20.1 78.2
Green Bay   5.8 93.7
Grand Falls 25.1 80.4
Twillingate   2.4 97.5
Fogo 11.3 87.4
Bonavista North 10.1 89.4
Bonavista South 15.4 83.9
Trinity North   4.8 94.3
Trinity South   7.7 91.8
Carbonear - Bay de Verde 24.5 75.4
Harbour Grace 22.4 76.8
Port de Grave 19.8 79.3
Harbour Main - Bell Island 56.5 42.8
St. John's West 46.3 51.0
St. John's East 51.1 46.1
Ferryland 97.5   2.3
Placenta - St. Mary's 92.1   7.8
Placentia West 56.0 43.8
Burin 29.9 70.0
Fortune Bay - Hermitage 26.0 73.8
Burgeo - La Poile   1.0 98.5
St. Georges - Port au Port 77.4 21.8
Humber 30.0 68.8
St. Barbe 14.3 85.6
Labrador 10.8 68.0

Voting (%): Second Referendum

District Responsible Government Confederation

White Bay 24.19 75.81
Green Bay 28.64 71.36
Grand Falls 43.45 56.46
Twillingate 24.75 75.25
Fogo 38.07 61.93
Bonavista North 25.51 74.49
Bonavista South 48.10 51.90
Trinity North 34.91 65.09
Trinity South 39.73 60.27
Carbonear - Bay de Verde 47.29 52.71
Harbour Grace 62.32 37.68
Port de Grave 50.96 49.04
Harbour Main - Bell Island 82.58 17.42
St. John's West 66.89 33.11
St. John's East 68.78 31.22
Ferryland 84.56 15.44
Placenta - St. Mary's 81.60 18.40
Placentia West 45.19 54.81
Burin 15.04 84.96
Fortune Bay - Hermitage 18.60 81.40
Burgeo - La Poile 11.09 88.91
St. Georges - Port au Port 43.27 56.73
Humber 31.27 68.73
St. Barbe 21.20 78.80
Labrador 22.22 77.78


Both tables based on Appendix I in John Fitzgerald, "The Confederation of Newfoundland with Canada, 1946-1949." M.A. thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1992, pp. 314-18. In turn, Appendix I reproduced the unpublished compilations of the Most Rev. Raymond J. Lahey. Lahey based his tables on the Reports of the Chief Returning Officer for both referenda, data obtained from the referenda results, and the 1945 Newfoundland census.