Depending on which way a certain Anglican group may lean, they could be described as Catholic Lite or Protestants with prayer books. Until the mid-20th century, however, most of them stayed in the middle of the road together.
Anglicanism, in terms of a movement, can no longer defined by communion with Canterbury, since all who lay claim to a jurisdiction are not. Further, it cannot be defined by its name alone, since Anglicanism can sweep the breadth of theological conviction, authority of scripture, and ecclesiology, along with many other issues. - Randy Sly, Catholic Online (click below for full article)