World Bulletin/News Desk
According to a Gallup Pakistan survey conducted between the dates of April 15th to 22nd, 2013, more Pakistanis are optimistic in 2013 that elections will be fair in comparison to 2008.
The poll showed that approximately 94 percent of the population had registered to vote, with the results showing relative equality between men and women regarding the registration of votes, with 95% of females saying they have their vote registered and 93% of men.
The results are almost equal between rural and urban areas.
People were almost twice as hopeful about elections being fair in 2013 than in previous election in 2008.
Comparing results between 2008 and 2013 shows that more people are hopeful about elections being fair, independent and free in 2013 (61%) than they did in 2008, when only 33% thought they would be free, independent and fair, and 65% thought they would not be.
Men (67%) were more optimistic than the women (54%) regarding the fairness.
However, a comparison of results between 2008 and 2013 shows that more people are worried now regarding the high threat of riots and breakdown of law and order (25%) than they were in 2008 (19%).Last Mod: 10 Mayıs 2013, 12:25