Elections in figures: high turnout among young people and care main theme

The elections are over, but most of the results have yet to come. However, there is already much to say about who voted and what the main themes are. For this purpose, we use a representative online research by research firm Ipsos commissioned by DeccEit.

According to the last exit poll, the turnout during the 2021 parliamentary elections is estimated to be 82.6 percent of the people entitled to vote. This is similar to the rise of four years ago.

There are differences within different groups of voters. In these elections, a striking number of young people went to the polls. The turnout in the 18-24 age group is 80%, four years ago it was 67 percent.

The turnout among men and women was about the same. There are differences per lot. The Animals Party attracted most female voters. In most right-wing parties, male voters are in the majority.

In terms of education, the votes are not distributed fairly. Lower educated went to vote less often than higher-educated voters. At Volt, D66 and GroenLinks, half of the voters are highly educated.

Healthcare was the most important issue for voters in this parliamentary election. 64 percent of voters say that this issue played a major role in their voting choice. Standards and values and reliability of the government are in place two and three.

Combating the coronavirus is at spot eight. The subject was most popular among the voters of Forum for Democracy, followed by voters from the VVD and the PVV.

VVD voters considered the economy to be the most important topic for going to the polls. Place two has norms and values, fighting the coronavirus is in place three.

In the case of D66 voters, education played the biggest role in choosing that party. Followed by health care and then climate and sustainability.

Then the millions of people who didn‘t vote. The coronavirus was a major reason for non-voters, but not the main reason, for absentia. One fifth of the people who didn’t vote gave the coronavirus as a reason.

People were able to give up several reasons in the study. As in previous elections, lack of confidence and disinterest in politics were the main reasons for non-voters.