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1

Give an example of an initiative

California proposition 8 (2008) banned same-sex marriage

2

By what ratio did the "yes" campaign outspend the "no" campaign in the 1975 EEC referendum?

3 to 1

3

What was the "yes" vote and the turnout for the Welsh Assembly referendum 1997

50.3% and 50.1%, meaning 25.2% of eligible population voted yes, compared to 24.9% no

4

What was the average for voter registration 1950-2000, compared to the average for the 21st century?

95% to 90%

5

What was the general election turnout in 1950 compared to 2001?

83.9% to 59.4%

6

What was the turnout in the 2015 general election?

66.1%

7

In 2010, what was the highest constituency turnout compared to the lowest?

77.3% to 44.3%

8

How many members do the RSPB have?

More than 1 million, twice the number of members of the three main political parties

9

How many Conservative members were there in 1951 compared to now?

2,900,000 to 149,800

10

How many people bought products for political/ethical reasons in 1984 compared to 2000?

4% to 31%

11

In 2010, what was the turnout for 18-24 year olds compared to over-65s?

44% to 76%

12

How many hereditary peerages remained after the 1999 House of Lords Reform Act?

92 of 759

13

How many referendums does Switzerland have on average per year?

4

14

What was the average turnout for the 11 referendums called by Westminster between 1973 and 2011

54,1%

15

What was the range of turnout for local mayor referendums since 1997?

10% to 64%

16

In 2005, from the votes of what proportion of the electorate did the Labour Party receive a 65 seat majority?

21.6%

17

What was the turnout amongst DE class voters in 2010 compared to AB

57% to 76%

18

What was the turnout for the 2012 Police and Crime Commissioner election?

15%

19

What was the turnout for 16-17 year olds in the Scottish independence referendum

75%

20

The government's e-petition website saw a petition on road pricing with how many signatures?

1.8 million

21

How many visitors does theyworkforyou.com receive each month?

100,000