5th June 2012, 09:48 AM
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Join Date: 31st January 2010
Location: Washington, DC
Reps: 169,541,243,037,104,576 (power: 169,541,243,037,111)
On a somewhat different track, you may want to consider the sociological situation of members of the Church of Ireland (the formal name for Irish Episcopalians). A generation ago, almost all members of the Church of Ireland were considered Anglo-Irish, i,e, people with a low degree of Irish nationalism and somewhat of a British identity. Very recently, members of the C of I have seen themselves and are increasingly seen by Catholic Irish as fully and patriotically Irishmen. Some of this is due to secularization where one no longer must be Catholic to be Irish.
Members of the C of I do still tend to be in the upper stratas economically. Many attend British universities or Ireland's Protestant university, Trinity College.