Worsted only by Japan, the United States has very low voter turnout, and very low election of women into political office.

Voting

COLOR CODING
GreenRanked first for statistic
RedRanked last for statistic
 Most recent election/ renewalTurnout as % of registered% seats held by women, lower or single chamber% seats held by women, upper chamberPEI index of electoral integrity (0-100)PEI rank
Australia201691.030.040.8708
Canada201568.326.045.7756.5
Denmark201585.937.4Unicameral861
France201742.638.829.3756.5
Germany201776.230.839.1814
Italy201872.935.735.3689.5
Japan201753.79.320.7689.5
Netherlands201781.936.034.7805
Norway201778.241.4Unicameral832.5
Sweden201887.243.6Unicameral832.5
United Kingdom201768.932.026.36611
United States2014 off year42.519.320.06112
2016 Presidential65.419.123.0

SOURCE:

Columns 1 – 2: Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
Columns 3 – 4: Percent seats held by women, lower or single chamber

Percent of seats held by women, upper chamber
*last updated in 2018

Columns 5 – 6: Perceptions of Electoral Integrity (The Electoral Integrity Project)

PEI index of electoral integrity (0-100). 1 is lowest integrity, 100 is highest integrity.

NOTES

“The share of women in legislatures around the world is growing, but they are still underrepresented”

Sara Atske, Abigail Geiger, Alissa Scheller
March 18, 2019.
Pew Research. “Women make up 24% of members of national legislative bodies around the world, a share that has ticked up over the past decade but remains far smaller than their share of the overall world population, according to an analysis of data from the Inter-Parliamentary Union.”