According to our recent poll, more than half of all 18-44 year-olds would prefer to have an extra fifteen minutes in bed than vote in the local and Mayoral elections.

Today, as polling booths across the country opened, 42% of the UKs population felt they would rather sleep than vote.

Interestingly, it was 35-44 year olds who had the least desire to exercise their democratic rights, with 52% saying they would prefer to give it a miss.

They weren’t alone, as the majority of C2DEs (manual workers and non-working), and those with a previous record of not voting, felt the same way.

Elsewhere, people with dependent children were also reluctant to leave their beds to instead head to the ballot boxes.

Fieldwork dates, methodology and a full breakdown of these results can be found here.

For a more detailed breakdown of results from this poll or any other results from our polling series, please get in touch by email or phone.

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