- Voter turnout comparison in different geographical, political and economical country classifications
- Determinants and demographics of turnout analysis
- Democracy index analysis
Historical Voter Turnout Data
Voting is important for democracy.
Historical voter turnout data product provides the statistics on voter turnout around the world. It contains the global collection of voter turnout statistics from presidential and parliamentary elections since 1945.
In a representative democracy voting is the method by which the electorate appoints its representatives to government. In a direct democracy, voting is the method by which the electorate directly make decisions, turn bills into laws, etc.
After increasing for many decades, there has been a trend of decreasing voter turnout in most established democracies since the 1980s. In general, low turnout is attributed to disillusionment, indifference, or a sense of futility (the perception that one's vote won't make any difference). In this database, different country attributes have been provided to help analyze the lower or higher voting turnouts' and its reasons.
- Voting Age Population
- Total Vote
- VAP Turnout Percent
- Voter Turnout Percent
- Invalid Votes Percent
Check out the Data and Dictionary section to learn about the indicators and country attributes which provide geographical, political and economical classifications of each country.
IDEA is the main source for the turnout dataset. Also, OECD, United Nations and World Bank were used to aggregate country attributes and classifications.
Related Data Products
- Historical data goes back to 1945
- 200 countries' presidential, parliamentary and EU elections
- Geographical, political and economical country attributes
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