Turnout at the European Elections

Legend:

  • 1979 – EU9 – 9 Member States: Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, the UK, Denmark and Ireland.
  • 1984 – EU10 – The 9 Member States + Greece in 1981.
  • 1989 – EU12 – The 10 Member States + Spain and Portugal in 1986.
  • 1994 – EU12 – 12 Member States.
  • 1999 – EU15 – The 12 Member States + Austria, Sweden and Finland in 1995.
  • 2004 – EU25 – The 15 Member States + Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Cyprus and Malta in 2004.
  • 2009 – EU27 – The 25 Member States + Bulgaria and Romania in 2007.
Source: TNS opinion in collaboration with the EP.

Provisional 10 June 2009

1979 1981 1984 1987 1989 1994 1995 1996 1999 2004 2007 2009
Belgium BE 91.36 92.09 90.73 90.66 91.05 90.81 90.39
Denmark DK 47.82 52.38 46.17 52.92 50.46 47.89 59.52
Germany DE 65.73 56.76 62.28 60.02 45.19 43 43.3
Ireland IE 63.61 47.56 68.28 43.98 50.21 58.58 57.6
France FR 60.71 56.72 48.8 52.71 46.76 42.76 40.48
Italy IT 85.65 82.47 81.07 73.6 69.76 71.72 66.46
Luxembourg LU 88.91 88.79 87.39 88.55 87.27 91.35 91
Netherlands NL 58.12 50.88 47.48 35.69 30.02 39.26 36.5
United Kingdom UK 32.35 32.57 36.37 36.43 24 38.52 34.48
Greece EL 81.48 80.59 80.03 73.18 70.25 63.22 52.63
Spain ES 68.52 54.71 59.14 63.05 45.14 46
Portugal PT 72.42 51.1 35.54 39.93 38.6 37.03
Sweden SE 41.63 38.84 37.85 43.8
Austria AT 67.73 49.4 42.43 45.34
Finland FI 57.6 30.14 39.43 40.3
Czech Republic CZ 28.3 28.22
Estonia EE 26.83 43.9
Cyprus CY 72.5 59.4
Lithuania LT 48.38 20.92
Latvia LV 41.34 52.56
Hungary HU 38.5 36.29
Malta MT 82.39 78.81
Poland PL 20.87 24.53
Slovenia SI 28.35 28.25
Slovakia SK 16.97 19.64
Bulgaria BG 29.22 38.9
Romania RO 29.47 27.4
European Union EU total 61.99 58.98 58.41 56.67 49.51 45.47 43.2