The indispensable annual British Social Attitudes survey compiles, describes and comments on a range of current social attitudes. The series charts changes in British social values, with annual surveys carried out from a nationwide sample of around 3,500 people by the National Centre for Social Research's team of interviewers. The 18th Report summarizes and interprets data from the most recent survey, and makes comparisons with findings from previous years. `The Rolls Royce of opinion surveys' - The Times

Where Have all the Voters Gone?

Where Have all the Voters Gone?

Where have all the voters gone?
CatherineBromley and JohnCurtice*

Just 59.1 per cent of voters went to the polls in the 2001 general election, the lowest figure since 1918, and 12 points lower than the already low figure of 71.4 per cent recorded in 1997. This happened despite the ...

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