Most Conservative Countries

Conservatism, usually contrasted with liberalism, is a political philosophy that centers around the maintenance of the status quo, rather than experimenting with change. Conservatives typically prefer smaller governments, with fewer regulations and restrictions on personal freedoms. However, conservatives usually do not support laws they view as against the moral fiber of society. 

Conservatism saw its emergence in a political context in 1818, when François-René de Chateaubriand sought to roll back the policies introduced by the French Revolution. Historically, conservatism has embraced more right-wing politics, however the term embraces a wide range of views. Furthermore, there are not a single set of conservative positions as the meaning of the term varies depending on location and the traditions within these places.

On an international scale, conservatism can be difficult to pin down; while some countries may have smaller governments, they may enact laws that are more progressive. Also, because of its connection with the status quo, conservatism can look different depending on the country. This means there is no single factor that can be viewed in isolation to determine how conservative a country is, but a whole-picture approach must be taken.

Learn for yourself which countries are the most conservative in the map and charts.

Conservative Votes by Country

Australia - Conservative Votes

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36.7%

#6 in the World

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8.9

#9 in the World

Austria - Conservative Votes

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0%

#24 in the World

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72.21%

#40 in the World

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8.1

#10 in the World

Belgium - Conservative Votes

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0%

#25 in the World

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7.5

#24 in the World

Bulgaria - Conservative Votes

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36.6%

#7 in the World

VOTER TURNOUThelp

38.7%

#105 in the World

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6.6

#49 in the World

Canada - Conservative Votes

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34.3%

#8 in the World

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8.9

#11 in the World

Croatia - Conservative Votes

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0%

#26 in the World

VOTER TURNOUThelp

51.2%

#82 in the World

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6.5

#51 in the World

Cyprus - Conservative Votes

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30.7%

#10 in the World

VOTER TURNOUThelp

73.97%

#37 in the World

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7.4

#27 in the World

Czech Republic - Conservative Votes

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21.8%

#14 in the World

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61.88%

#61 in the World

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7.7

#28 in the World

Denmark - Conservative Votes

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6.6%

#22 in the World

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9.1

#1 in the World

Estonia - Conservative Votes

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29.2%

#11 in the World

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7.8

#30 in the World

Finland - Conservative Votes

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17%

#19 in the World

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66.76%

#48 in the World

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9.3

#2 in the World

France - Conservative Votes

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19.9%

#17 in the World

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73.69%

#38 in the World

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8

#13 in the World

Germany - Conservative Votes

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0%

#27 in the World

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8.7

#14 in the World

Greece - Conservative Votes

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39.9%

#5 in the World

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7.6

#31 in the World

Hungary - Conservative Votes

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0%

#28 in the World

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6.5

#55 in the World

Iceland - Conservative Votes

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31.9%

#9 in the World

VOTER TURNOUThelp

66.92%

#49 in the World

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9.2

#3 in the World

Ireland - Conservative Votes

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0%

#29 in the World

VOTER TURNOUThelp

43.87%

#98 in the World

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9

#4 in the World

Italy - Conservative Votes

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14%

#20 in the World

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7.7

#32 in the World

Japan - Conservative Votes

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61.7%

#1 in the World

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8.2

#16 in the World

Latvia - Conservative Votes

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20.3%

#15 in the World

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7.3

#34 in the World

Lithuania - Conservative Votes

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11.9%

#21 in the World

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57.37%

#72 in the World

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7.2

#35 in the World

Luxembourg - Conservative Votes

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0%

#30 in the World

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8.7

#17 in the World

Malta - Conservative Votes

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0%

#31 in the World

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7.6

#37 in the World

Netherlands - Conservative Votes

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0%

#32 in the World

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8.9

#19 in the World

New Zealand - Conservative Votes

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44.5%

#2 in the World

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9.4

#5 in the World

Norway - Conservative Votes

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25%

#12 in the World

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9.8

#6 in the World

Poland - Conservative Votes

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0%

#33 in the World

VOTER TURNOUThelp

68.18%

#44 in the World

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6.8

#67 in the World

Portugal - Conservative Votes

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0%

#34 in the World

VOTER TURNOUThelp

39.24%

#104 in the World

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7.8

#38 in the World

Romania - Conservative Votes

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0%

#35 in the World

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51.18%

#85 in the World

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6.4

#69 in the World

Slovakia - Conservative Votes

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23.2%

#13 in the World

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48.74%

#91 in the World

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7

#39 in the World

Slovenia - Conservative Votes

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0%

#36 in the World

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42.41%

#100 in the World

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7.5

#40 in the World

Spain - Conservative Votes

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20.3%

#16 in the World

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7.9

#42 in the World

Sweden - Conservative Votes

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19.8%

#18 in the World

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9.3

#7 in the World

Switzerland - Conservative Votes

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2.4%

#23 in the World

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8.9

#21 in the World

United Kingdom - Conservative Votes

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43.6%

#4 in the World

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8.1

#22 in the World

United States of America - Conservative Votes

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44.3%

#3 in the World

VOTER TURNOUThelp

70.75%

#41 in the World

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7.9

#44 in the World

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0%

#37 in the World