59% Pakistanis determined to vote on Election Day: Survey

May 6, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 59% Pakistanis said that there is a ‘very high chance’ that they will vote on Election Day.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women 18 years or 18+ from across the four provinces was asked “What are the chances that you will go to vote on Election Day” Responding to this, 59% said ‘very high chance’, 28% said ‘somewhat chance’ and 12% said ‘no chance at all’. However, 1% did not give a response.

Comparing between urban and rural respondents, more rural respondents said there is a very high chance they would vote on Election Day 64% than urban respondents 49%. This is consistent with turnout rates in Pakistan’s previous 9 elections where turnout in rural areas was higher than turnout in urban areas.

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 2641 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during April 15 to 21, 2013.