Would you support or oppose the introduction of smartphone/tablet voting in general elections?



By Neil Barraclough

Only one in three potential voters (35%) would oppose the introduction of smartphone/tablet voting in general elections, our research reveals today.

Scotland is the only area where our research points to more opposition (43%) than support (32%). In contrast,  only 23% of Londoners are opposed to the idea.

There is both more support and less opposition among female potential voters. And there is the broadest support (48%) for the introduction of smartphone/tablet voting among those currently intending to vote Labour in the 2015 general election.

More than half of those polled aged 25-39 (54%) would support the move, with only 27% of that age bracket against the idea.

 

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The Data

As well as their support or opposition to smartphone/tablet voting, we asked  1,566 people in the UK three further  questions on the subject. The results will be covered in detail on the Tecmark blog each day this week. Read our general findings here.

  1. Do you think the introduction of smartphone/tablet voting would increase or decrease voter turnout, or would it make no impact?
  2. Would you trust the result of an election more or less if people had been able to vote using a smartphone or tablet, or trust the same amount?
  3. Which of the following, if any, would be your biggest concern over the potential introduction of smartphone/tablet voting?

You can  download a full copy of the raw data by clicking here.

All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 1,566 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 30th – 31st March 2015. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).

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Tecmark Author Neil Barraclough

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Neil Barraclough: Brand Communications Manager

A former journalist with experience in radio, TV and a decade in national newspapers, Neil now focuses on communications and results-driven copywriting.

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