Last week we looked at how much thought Europeans put into voting – while 3 in 4 say they follow election news very or somewhat closely only 30% think a lot about the different candidates before voting. We decided to take a closer look and see how election attention differs across major European countries.

Among the largest European economies, Italians claim to give the most thought before heading to the polls: 69% say they follow election news very or fairly closely, while 43% say they think a lot about the different candidates before voting. On the other hand, the French appear to be the least involved: only 42% say they follow election news very or fairly closely, and less than half (18%) say they think a lot about candidates before casting their votes.

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