Great Britain: likelihood of voting in the General Election 2016, by class & gender

This graph shows the percentage of respondents who intend to vote in the forthcoming General Election in the United Kingdom (UK). The sample was sorted by social grade and gender. Statistically, men within the A,B and C1 brackets were 20 percent more likely to vote than women in the C2,D and E brackets.

If the UK General Election were to be held tomorrow, do you think you would vote?

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Release date

May 2016


United Kingdom

Survey time period

May 10th to 12th, 2016

Number of respondents

1,181 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Results are sorted into NRS social grade, The grade classifactions are based on the occupation of the head of the household, equating to middle class and working class.
A: Upper middle class; workers of higher managerial, administrative or professional positions
B: Middle class; worker in intermediate managerial, administrative or professional positions
C1: Lower middle class; working in supervisory or clerical and junior managerial, administrative or professional positions
C2: Skilled working class; working as skilled manual workers
D: Working class; working as semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers
E: Non working; casual or lowest grade workers, pensioners, and others who depend on the welfare state for their income

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