Recommended by the EU, this indicator only concerns people of Swiss nationality aged 18 and over as only Swiss passport holders have the right to vote at federal level in Switzerland.
The percentage of people who said they would take part in at least 8 out 10 popular votes is significantly higher among Swiss nationals with no migration background (67%) than among those with a migration background from the first generation (62%) and from the second or subsequent generations (56%).
Between 2014 and 2018, the rate of people who would take part in at least 8 out of 10 federal votes increased among people without a migration background (+1.5 percentage points) and among the first generation (+6.2 percentage points).
The major regions in which results are available for both population groups tend to show significant differences in participation in at least 8 out of 10 federal votes, with a higher rate in the population without a migration background than in the population with a migration background. The difference is greatest in Zurich (75% compared with 57%), i.e. 1.3 times bigger.
“If there were 10 federal votes next year, How many would you usually take part in?” Here we are looking at the rate of Swiss national who say they take part in at least 8 out of 10 votes.
Following changes to the survey framework and improvements in the weighting model, results from 2014 on can no longer be directly compared with those from previous years (series break).