Seven charts that will make you truly worried about British democracy

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Wednesday 11 February 2015 19:30
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Winston Churchill was once reported to have remarked that "the best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter".

And a new survey has revealed some worrying statistics about the British public that might just have you agreeing with him.

Things start out OK. Turnout at the last general election was 65 per cent, so the fact that 37 per cent of respondents say they've never voted in a general election isn't too much of a surprise:

While a shame, the fact that 69 per cent (more than two in three people) say they have no interest in politics probably isn't much of a surprise either:

But from here things start to take a worrying turn:

Ok...

Um...

Not like he's that important really anyway...

While these results were from an unweighted sample of 1,942 British adults (all in work, questioned via email) by VoucherCodesPro, they are still quite concerning with fewer than 90 days until that, um, thing where all the votes happen.

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