39% of Pakistanis say they are taking ‘a lot of interest’ in the upcoming elections, POLL

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 39% of Pakistanis say they are taking ‘a lot of interest’ in the upcoming elections.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “How much interest are you taking in the upcoming elections?” Responding to this, 39% said ‘a lot’, 43% said ‘somewhat’ and 17% said ‘not at all.’ However, 1% did not give a response.

A comparison between rural and urban localities shows that more rural respondents are taking a lot of interest in the upcoming elections (44%) compared to their urban counterparts (30%).

A comparison between ages shows youth (under 30) are taking the most interest in the upcoming elections (42%), followed by middle aged (30 to 50 years old) people (38%) and lastly the elder age group (50 years and older) in which only 32% say they are taking a lot of interest in the upcoming elections.

The study was released by Gilani foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International.

The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2617 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during March 30, 2013 – April 06, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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