Voting Behavior of People Towards Different Political Parties in District Faisalabad, Pakistan


  • Durre E. Shawar University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Asim Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan


Voting is the main form of political participation in democratic societies and the study of voting behavior is a highly
specialized sub-field in political and social science. The study was concerned with the reasons why people vote the way they do.
The main objectives of the present study were to find out the factors which affect the voting behavior & to explore the factors that
constitute political affiliation in District Faisalabad. A sample of 160 household respondents was selected systematically from
District Faisalabad through multistage sampling technique. Specifically explored through this study the relationship of voting
behavior with education, internal changes in the party, voter?s satisfaction and biradrism are those factors that had strong effect
on voting decisions. More than fifty percent (55%) of the respondents vote for the candidate not for the party and (53.1%) of the
voters change their behavior due to the internal changes in the party. The value of Chi-Square and Gamma showed a significant
and strong association between voter satisfaction with particular political party, favour of biradrism and internal change in the
party are strongly associated with voter's behavior.


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Shawar, D. E., & Asim, M. . (2012). Voting Behavior of People Towards Different Political Parties in District Faisalabad, Pakistan. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 3(2), 85. Retrieved from




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