Importance of Election Result 1979 - present

Q How much do you personally care who wins the General Election? Q How important is it to you personally who wins the General Election?

Q How much do you personally care who wins the General Election?

  1-2 April 1979 21-23 April 1979 26 April 1979
  % % %
I care very much indeed 41 44 38
I care quite a lot 27 25 26
I care a fair amount 14 13 17
I care a little 10 10 11
I don't care at all 8 8 8

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

 

Q How important is it to you personally who wins the General Election?

    Very important Fairly important Not very important Not at all important No opinion   Important Not important
5-6 June 1987 % 55 30 9 3 2   85 12
11-12 March 1992 % 36 34 21 8 1   70 29
18-20 March 1992 % 47 33 13 5 2   80 18
1-3 April 1992 % 55 31 10 3 1   86 13
29 April 1997 % 36 33 18 10 3   69 28
29 March - 3 April 2001 % 27 33 25 12 3   60 37
10-14 May 2001 % 27 36 25 11 1   63 36
5 June 2001 % 32 34 25 8 2   66 33
18-19 April 2005 % 40 32 17 8 3   72 25
3-4 May 2005 % 45 35 11 6 3   80 17
13-15 June 2008* % 38 30 17 12 2   68 29
13-15 November 2009* % 35 33 21 8 3   68 29
11-13 December 2009* % 37 32 19 9 3   69 28
26-28 January 2010* % 40 30 18 9 3   70 27
19-22 February 2010* % 32 37 20 8 3   69 28
19-22 March 2010* % 36 34 20 7 4   70 27
18-19 April 2010* % 39 39 13 5 3   78 18
5 May 2010 % 47 36 8 5 3   83 13
26-29 April 2015 % 44 40 11 2 3   84 13
 5-6 May 2015 % 54 32 8 3 2   86 11

* Wording 2008-April 2010: "How important is it to you personally who wins the next General Election?

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

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