Likelihood of Voting

How likely would you be to vote in an immediate General Election, on a scale of 1 to 10, where 10 means you would be absolutely certain to vote, and 1 means that you would be absolutely certain not to vote?

Q How likely is it that you will get along to vote in the General Election on May 3rd?

1979Certain to voteVery likely to voteQuite likely to voteNot very likely to voteCertain not to voteDon't know
 %%%%%%
2 April 19796913855n/a
21-23 April 197965141244n/a
2 May 1979*7410735n/a

Base: c. 1,000 GB adults aged 18+, interviewed face-to-face
*Wording on 2 May: "...get along to vote in the General Election tomorrow?"

 

 
Q How likely is it that you will get along to vote in the General Election on 9 June?

1983Certain to voteVery likely to voteQuite likely to voteNot very likely to voteCertain not to voteDon't know
 %%%%%%
10 May 19837312654n/a
12 May 19836713866n/a
16 May 19836516855n/a
2 June 19836912857n/a
8 June 1983788545n/a

Base: c. 1,000 GB adults aged 18+, interviewed face-to-face

 

 
Q How likely are you to get along to vote on Thursday?

1987Certain to voteVery likely to voteQuite likely to voteNot very likely to voteCertain not to voteDon't know
 %%%%%%
9-10 June 19878585110

Base: 1,668 GB adults aged 18+, interviewed face-to-face

 

 
Q From this card, can you tell me how likely you are to get along to vote in the General Election?

1992Certain to voteVery likely to voteQuite likely to voteNot very likely to voteCertain not to voteDon't know
 %%%%%%
11-12 March 199269118481
16 March 199267128571
23 March 199272108361
30 March 199271117371
7-8 April 1992*8285231

Base: c. 1,000-1,750 GB adults aged 18+, interviewed face-to-face
*Wording on 7-8 April "...get along to vote on Thursday?"

 

Q Can you tell me how likely you are to get along to vote in the General Election?

1996-7Certain to voteVery likely to voteQuite likely to voteNot very likely to voteCertain not to voteDon't know
 %%%%%%
September 1996551612873
8-11 November 1996571511791
24-28 January 1997571511762
21-24 February 199761169762
21-24 March 199766128482
1 April 1997631212562
8 April 1997621311671
15 April 1997641312462
22 April 1997681210451
29 April 199771108362

Base: c. 1,000-2,000 GB adults aged 18+, interviewed face-to-face

 

 
Q At the next election, can you tell me how likely you are to get along to vote?

1999Certain to voteVery likely to voteFairly likely to voteNot very likely to voteNot at all likely to voteCertain not to voteDon't know
 %%%%%%%
20-23 August 199944211353103

Base: 1,862 GB adults aged 18+, interviewed face-to-face

 

 
Q Can you tell me how likely you are to get along to vote at the next Election?

2000-1Certain to voteVery likely to voteQuite likely to voteNot very likely to voteCertain not to voteDon't know
 %%%%%%
23-28 March 2000491713993
17-21 August 2000591110883
18-22 January 20014816119124
15-20 February 20015017117123
22-27 March 20014917137122
30-31 March 20014917138112
29 March-3 April 20014918119102
19-24 April 20015016121093
30 April-1 May 2001†§5516107102
8 May 20014619158112
10-12 May 2001†*6013105111
10-14 May 2001*5217136102
9-15 May 2001†621312652
15 May 2001531713792
22 May 2001521716771
29 May 2001541713682
24-30 May 2001571312792
31 May-1 June 2001‡†631510561
31 May-5 June 20016012106111
4-5 June 2001†*641210491
5 June 2001**631311481

Base: c. 1,000-2,000 GB adults aged 18+, interviewed face-to-face, except † (interviewed by telephone)
*Asked as "...get along to vote in the General Election?"
**Asked as "...get along to vote in the General Election on Thursday?"
‡Asked as "How likely are you to vote at the General Election on June 7?"
¶ Asked as "Can you tell me how likely you are to vote at the General Election?"
§ Asked as "If the election were held this Thursday, how likely would you have been to vote in the General Election?‡"

Q How likely would you be to vote in an immediate General Election, on a scale of 1 to 10, where 10 means you would be absolutely certain to vote, and 1 means that you would be absolutely certain not to vote?

2002-510987654321Don't knowRefused
 %%%%%%%%%%%%
November 2002505963833211  
December 2002527854723211  
23-27 January 2003516833824212  
20-25 February 20035158428232112*
20-24 March 20035057538232112 
24-28 April 20035457538231112 
22-28 May 20035357539132111 
19-24 June 20035068448242112 
17-22 July 20035157548242112 
28 August-2 September 20035266539332102 
11-16 September 20035367338332111 
23-28 October 20035077438232112*
20-25 November 20034978547222102*
11-17 December 20035168537222112*
15-20 January 20045277547223102*
12-16 February 20045256538232112*
11-16 March 20045268438232102*
15-19 April 20045357448122122*
27 May-1 June 2004575753612292*
24-29 June 20045268527222112*
24-29 July 20045267437232112*
12-16 August 20045167528222112*
10-14 September 20045068547232112*
21-27 October 20045067436232122-
4-8 November 20045178456232102-
2-6 December 200452685372321110
20-24 January 200551685462321020
17-21 February 20055368437233920
17-22 March 20055668537222710
1-3 April 2005†556953722281*
7-9 April 2005†*615742612181*
7-11 April 2005*58684362228-1
15-18 April 2005†*59575371219-1
18-19 April 2005†*59785361117*1
21-25 April 2005*616742611191
28-29 April 2005†*635852511190*
29 April-1 May 2005†*646742522171*
3-4 May 2005†*706531411*61*

Base: c. 1,000-2,000 GB adults aged 18+, interviewed face-to-face, except † (interviewed by telephone)
*Wording from 7 April: "Q And how likely will you be to vote in the General Election..."

 

Q How likely would you be to vote in an immediate General Election, on a scale of 1 to 10, where 10 means you would be absolutely certain to vote, and 1 means that you would be absolutely certain not to vote?

2005-1010987654321Don't knowRefused
 %%%%%%%%%%%%
19-23 May 20056266326121920
16-20 June 200560673261211010
14-18 July 20055966447122910
11-15 August 200557663471221020
22-26 September 2005605643612291*
20-25 October 20055957435222102*
17-22 November 20055867436222101*
9-12 December 2005†5369437321111*
19-23 January 2006566742822292*
16-20 February 200658674362221010
16-21 March 20066057436121920
27 April-2 May 20065877336212102*
25-30 May 20065847537121101*
22-26 June 20065668436221102*
20-24 July 20065456437232112*
31 August-6 September 20065757536221102*
12-16 October 20065658436131112*
9-14 November 200656664372211102
7-12 December 200654765362221202
19-29 January 20075068558223112*
9-15 March 20074978658222920
19-25 April 20075657437122112*
17-22 May 200757564261231121
14-20 June 20075656537121123*
12-17 July 20075357437222132*
23-29 August 20075267537222113*
20-26 September 20075246438222143*
18-23 October 20075257538232122*
29 November-7 December 2007545843713293*
17-23 January 20085356539122103*
21-26 February 2008555753712293*
13-18 March 20085558436122123*
17-22 April 200854574362211041
15-20 May 20085757417112113*
13-15 June 2008†547753723282*
18-20 July 2008†545853732291*
15-17 August 2008†5161054824281*
12-14 September 2008†556754822192*
17-19 October 2008†546853814191*
14-16 November 2008†5171053632291*
10-11 December 2008†50510548232131*
12-14 December 2008†5158548231101*
16-18 January 2009†536106381328**
13-15 February 2009†5069639221121*
13-15 March 2009†4979848121101*
17-19 April 2009†527854812191*
29-31 May 2009†49774392311210
19-21 June 2009†5168538322111*
17-19 July 2009†50410538242101*
21-23 August 2009†5058631124210**
25-27 September 2009†546934923291*
16-18 October 2009†506954923281*
13-15 November 2009†5079541022281*
11-13 December 2009†51696310232810
26-28 January 2010†527963822381*
19-22 February 2010†535963923181*
19-22 March 2010†536852824281*
18-19 April 2010†64685261115**
23 April 2010†67873251115*0
5 May 2010†*7655214*1*410

Base: c. 1,000-1,500 GB adults aged 18+, interviewed face-to-face, except † (interviewed by telephone)
*Wording on 5 May: "Q And how likely will you be to vote in the General Election..."

Q How likely would you be to vote in an immediate General Election, on a scale of 1 to 10, where 10 means you would be absolutely certain to vote, and 1 means that you would be absolutely certain not to vote?

Since 201010987654321Don't know
 %%%%%%%%%%%
18-20 June 201063684361217*
23-25 July 2010586753612181
10-12 September 201061584261318*
15-17 October 20106055417221101
12-14 November 2010585732912110
10-12 December 2010576743621210
21-24 January 2011587842723171
18-20 February 201159593351219
11-13 March 2011594843713181
15-17 April 2011557742712282
20-24 May 201160584272318
17-19 June 201158694281218
16-18 July 20115768436122101
20-22 August 20115458728111102
10-12 September 2011587844711281
22-24 October 20115377529221102
19-21 November 2011535753822110
10-12 December 2011537755922181
21-23 January 2012555953822291
25-27 February 20125558539221101
17-18 March 2012584753723181
21-23 April 2012574853721191
12-14 May 2012556952813271
9-11 June 201254698232*
14-16 July 2012516858311 1
11-13 August 201254610 33181
15-17 September 20125568321
20-24 October 2012586104261219*
10-13 November 20125351083613191
 8-10 December 2012 55*
 12-14 January 2013 5810 1
 9-11 February 2013 54 7 8 6 3 6 2 2 1 92
 9-11 March 201358 *
 13-15 April 2013 581
 11-13 May 201357 1
 8-10 June 201357 1
 13-15 July 201355 10 1
 10-12 August 201354 
 7-9 September 201352 
 12-15 October 201356 
 9-11 November 2013 52 611 
 7-9 December 2013 54686282328
 11-14 January 2014565952622281
 1-3 February 2014567763622171
 8-12 March 20145371063722281
 5-7 April 201455 
 10-12 May 201459
 14-17 June 201458 
 12-15 July 201457 
 9-11 August 201455 10 
 6-9 September 201459 
 11-14 October 201460 
 8-10 November 201460 
 13-15 December 201459 
 11-13 January 2015615743713261
 10-12 February 2015626642712171
 8-11 March 2015 6058 5 2 5 1 3 2 8 2
 12-15 April 2015685533511*8*
 26-29 April 2015745622411*41
 5-6 May 20158264212***21
 14-16 June 2015676533511171
 18-20 July 2015656542511181
 19-22 September 201566 61
 17-19 October 201563 
 14-17 November 201566 
 12-14 December 201562
 23-25 January 2016644842511281
 13-16 February 2016 627743421171
 19-22 March 2016 61 7 833712161
 16-18 April 2016 6567516*2161
 14-16 May 2016 587652713182
 11-14 June 2016675741521*61
 9-11 July 2016 674632612171
 13-15 August 2016 69564361-151
 10-14 September 2016 676652421161
 14-17 October 2016 645752612181
 11-14 November 2016 69 4 632611151
 9-12 December 2016 63 5 6 4 3 6 2 1 1 8 2
 13-16  January 2017 645552511*91
 10-14 February 2017626742511272
 10-14 March 2017 62574261228*
 21-25 April 2017 74 56223*1*61
15-17 May 20177756113*2*4*
30 May - 1 June 201779542121*151
6-7 June 20178054113***62
14-18 July 2017763521411251
15-18 Sep 2017685551511171
27 Oct - 1 Nov 2017665632711171
24-28 November 20176957514*215*
19-23 January 2018 676532511*81
2-7 March 2018 703632521171
20-24 April 2018 666433622171
18-22 May 2018617733611191
22-27 June 2018 637841712151
20-24 July  2018 676551421161
14-18 Sept 2018644733524171
19-22 October 2018673433621191
30 Nov - 5 Dec 2018704442511*71
1-5 February 20196454534112101
15-19 March 20196346317131111
10-14 May 2019 6536336*21101
21-25 June 2019 635641522111*
26-30 July 201966356251327*
13-16 Sep 2019 666431613171
25-28 Oct 20196764435*2171
15-19 Nov 201976543151214*
2-4 Dec 2019744431411161
9-11 Dec 2019 805311311*41
31 Jan -  3 Feb 20207264335*2151
13-16 March 2020645652611*72
5-10 June 2020687731511151
30 July - 4 August 2020645732521110*
11-18 Sept 2020683641612181
22-28 Oct 2020655631711181
4-10 Dec 2020644542512110*
29 Jan - 4 Feb 2021675452512251
5-12 March 202169453*422181
16-22 April 2021665543612181
28 May - 3 June 202160553*8131112
2-8 July 20216161041411281
30 July - 9 August 2021626642612271
17-23 September 20216146336122111
29 Oct - 4 Nov 2021607743821171
3-10 Dec 20216247326111112
19-25 Jan 20225947318112102
9-16 Mar 20226074337231101
20-28 Apr 20226147426211101
10-17 May 20226156226211121
22-29 June 20225955336232111
21-27 July 2022614632712112*
7-15 September 20226148327111101
5-12 October 20226154426*23111
9-16 November 2022634441522*111
7-13 December 2022595742622192
13-19 January 20235747518122121
22 Feb - 1 March 20235846536221101
22-29 March 202355755110112121
10-16 May 20235856325132131
14-20 June 20235446637131121
19-23 July 2023554843712113*
6-12 September 20235756337221121
11-18 October 20235648229122112
1-7 November 20235666425131161
1-7 December 20235555327233132
17-23 January 20245747228232121
21-28 February 20245955435121131

Base: c. 1,000 GB adults aged 18+, interviewed by telephone

More insights about Public Sector

Society