Attitudes to voting in general elections in Great Britain 1991-2011

This statistic shows the attitude of the Great British public to the importance of voting in general elections from 1991 to 2011. In 2011, 16 percent of people said it is not really worth voting. This political disengagement is the latest figure in a growing trend, having doubled from 1991 to 2011. The majority of people though, despite a 6 percent drop, believe that it is everyone's duty to vote.

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Release date

September 2013


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

1998 to 2011

Number of respondents

n (latest survey) = 1,890 (weighted)

Age group


Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

* Number of respondents:
2011: n = 1,890 (weighted); 2010: n = 930 (weighted); 2009: n = 1,022 (weighted); 2008: n = 1,007 (weighted); ); 2005: n = 1,732 (weighted); 2004: n = 2,610 (weighted); 2001: n = 2,821 (weighted); 2000: n = 2,015 (weighted); 1998: n = 1,657 (weighted);1996: n = 993 (weighted); 1994: n = 986 (weighted); 1991: n = 1,207 (weighted)
Due to the effects of rounding and weighting, percentages will not always add to 100 percent.

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