Essential Report

Likelihood of voting

Jan 14, 2013

Q. If voting at elections was voluntary, how likely would you be to vote in the next Federal election?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Would definitely vote

58%

61%

67%

67%

Would probably vote

25%

25%

23%

23%

Probably wouldn’t vote

9%

8%

5%

4%

Definitely wouldn’t vote

4%

4%

2%

2%

Don’t know

5%

2%

3%

3%

If voting at elections was voluntary, 83% said they would definitely or probably vote in the next Federal election – 13% said they would probably or definitely not vote.

Those least likely to vote were aged under 45 (17%) and respondents who did not know which party they would vote for (38%).

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