Duty To Vote

Q Please tell me how much you agree or disagree with the following statement: "I feel it is my duty to vote" "It is my duty to vote"

Q Please tell me how much you agree or disagree with the following statement: "It is my duty to vote"?

  9-15 May 2001**+ 6-17 Dec 2003** 18-19 Apr 2005*+ 23-28 Nov 2006** 13-19 Nov 2009* 18-19 Apr 2010*
  % % % % % %
Strongly agree 65 37 62 41  46  67
Tend to agree 18 37 21 36  30  19
Neither agree nor disagree 2 10 4 10  8  6
Tend to disagree 9 10 8 7  9  4
Strongly disagree 5 5 4 3  6  4
Don't know * 1 1 2  1  *
             
Agree 84 74 83 77  76  86
Disagree 14 15 12 10  15  8

*Base: c. 1,000-1,250 GB adults aged 18+

**Base: c. 1,500-2,000 UK (GB and NI) adults aged 18+

+Wording of statement "I feel it is my duty to vote"

Surveys during elections (2001, 2005, 2010) conducted by telephone, remainder conducted face-to-face

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