How important do you think it is to vote in UK General Elections?

Field work dates: 1 January 2004 - 1 August 2019
Data from: Scotland
Results from: 5 polls

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Results for: How important do you think it is to vote in UK General Elections?
Fieldwork end date
Pollster
1 August 2019
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 August 2017
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 August 2016
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 January 2005
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
1 January 2004
Poll by ScotCen (Scottish Social Attitudes)
Very important71%68%58%52%49%
Fairly important18%18%26%27%30%
Not very important6%9%11%9%10%
Not important at all4%4%5%4%4%
Don't know*0%0%0%0%
Refused*0%0%0%0%

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Now some statements about voting in elections. Some people say that it's very important to vote in elections while some people say it is not important at all. Please tick the box that comes closest to your view. How important do you think it is to vote in elections to the UK House of Commons?

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