Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I don't have the numbers from the early 1980s (which would presumably be very, very high) but from the late 1980s:

1988  59.4%
1992  54.9%
1995  63.6%
1999  59.2%
2003  62.5%
2006  56.0%
2010  58.8%
2012  67.8%

There may be public opinion polling from the CIS (the Spanish government social research body) but I'd have to look. I don't think that the dynamic of decreased participation is as relevant here. I think that austerity is the issue.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Tue Oct 21st, 2014 at 04:00:14 PM EST
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