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Eurovision survey

Tyron Surmon Find Out Now Market Research

Tyron Surmon

14th May, 2024 | 3 mins read

Find Out Now conducted a nationally representative poll of 2000 Britons, to identify how many people watched the Eurovision Song Contest held last Saturday (11 May), and their opinions on it.

The key findings:

  • 20 per cent of the public watched Eurovision last Saturday. There was little age difference in Eurovision viewership, with young people not being any more likely to watch it than older people
  • The British public’s favourite act was Croatia (26 per cent) followed by Switzerland (23 per cent)
  • Asking why their thought the UK entrant Olly Alexander received zero points from the public vote, the top reason was ‘European countries are biased against voting for the UK’ (25 per cent) followed by ‘The performance was too sexual’ (24 per cent)
  • Older generations were significantly more likely to choose this latter option, 34 per cent of over 65s saying so, compared to 7 per cent of 18-24s
  • Asking which statement came closest to their view, 37 per cent said ‘The UK will never do well at Eurovision, because European countries are biased against us’ versus 63 per cent who said ‘The UK can do well at Eurovision, we just have to send better songs’ (excluding 10 per cent ‘Don’t know’)

Find Out Now interviewed 3,689 GB adults on Sunday 12th May, and produced a sample of 2,019 respondents which is nationally representative by: Gender, Age, Social Class, and Region, of which 408 had watched the Eurovision Song Contest

Photo taken by Lars Lundqvist CC BY-SA 4.0