This table is designed to show the percentage of voter turnout among eighteen major democracies. The X-axis represents the percentage of voter turnout; the Y-axis lists major democratic countries. During the 1945-1998 period, Italy had the highest voter turnout with 92.5%, followed by New Zealand with 86.2% and Austria with 85.1%. At the bottom in turnout are the United States with 48.3% of voter turnout and Switzerland with 49.3%. Among the major established democracies, the United States has averaged recorded the lowest average voter turnout for the past fifty years.