Decreased Influence of Familial Ties in 2024 Elections Revealed by Gallup Pakistan Survey

The results of the exit poll conducted by Gallup Pakistan for the 2024 elections have shed light on a notable trend: a reduced influence of familial ties on voting decisions. According to the survey, 52% of Pakistani voters made their decision independently, without being swayed by familial pressures or affiliations.

This shift is further emphasized by the fact that 48% of respondents cited reasons other than family influence for their voting choice. Additionally, 64% of respondents expressed their preference for candidates from outside their family circle, indicating a growing inclination towards merit-based selection rather than familial considerations.

The survey findings reveal a significant departure from traditional voting patterns, with only 15% of respondents prioritizing familial ties when casting their votes. Instead, 21% of voters highlighted the candidate’s track record and achievements as the primary factor influencing their voting decision, indicating a shift towards a more issue-based and performance-oriented approach to elections.

Furthermore, the survey results indicate that 19% of voters remained loyal to their political party and voted for the party’s selected candidate, while 16% of respondents chose to support candidates who promised to address issues related to law enforcement and sanitation.

This trend reflects a growing awareness and engagement among Pakistani voters, who are increasingly prioritizing candidates’ qualifications, performance, and policy agendas over familial affiliations or party loyalties. The survey findings suggest a maturing of the democratic process in Pakistan, with voters demanding accountability, transparency, and tangible results from their elected representatives.

The Gallup Pakistan survey highlights a positive evolution in the electoral landscape, with voters demonstrating a greater independence and discernment in their decision-making process. As Pakistan continues on its democratic journey, the diminishing influence of familial ties in elections represents a significant step towards a more inclusive and meritocratic political system.