May 1, 2015

By International Standards, U.S. Voter Turnout is Low

Country % of voting age population % of registered voters
Belgium (2014)* 87.2% 89.4%
Turkey (2015)* 84.3% 85.2%
Sweden (2014) 82.6% 85.8%
South Korea (2012) 80.4% 75.8%
Denmark (2015) 80.3% 85.9%
Iceland (2013) 80.0% 81.4%
Norway (2013) 77.9% 78.2%
Israel (2015) 76.1% 72.3%
New Zealand (2014) 73.2% 77.9%
Finland (2015) 73.1% 66.9%
France (2012) 71.2% 80.4%
Netherlands (2012) 71.0% 74.6%
Austria (2013) 69.3% 74.9%
Italy (2013) 68.5% 75.2%
Germany (2013) 66.0% 71.5%
Mexico (2012)* 64.6% 63.1%
Hungary (2014) 63.4% 61.8%
Canada (2015) 62.1% 68.3%
Greece (2015)* 62.1% 56.1%
Portugal (2015) 61.8% 55.8%
U.K. (2015) 61.1% 66.9%
Spain (2016) 60.9% 69.8%
Czech Republic (2013) 60.0% 59.5%
Slovakia (2016) 59.4% 59.8%
Ireland (2016) 58.0% 65.1%
Luxembourg (2013)* 55.1% 91.1%
United States (2012) 53.6% 84.3%
Estonia (2015) 54.7% 64.2%
Slovenia (2014) 54.1% 51.7%
Poland (2015) 53.8% 55.3%
Japan (2014) 52.0% 52.7%
Latvia (2014) 51.7% 58.8%
Chile (2013) 45.7% 42.0%
Switzerland (2015)* 38.6% 48.4%
Australia (2016)* 91.0%

Pew Research Center