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Ethnographic Study of Voting Behaviour of Youth (Part-16)

Ethnographic Study of Voting Behaviour of Youth (Part-16)

 DISCUSSION

During field work the researcher asked many questions from his respondents to find out the facts relevant to the topic by adopting anthropological research tools. The results were important to discuss because of their weight ages in influencing the voting behaviour of youth. The researcher found the demographic data relevant to the subject matter. The age, sex, religion, economic conditions, language, family structure, education, caste and class etc.

When the question was asked to the young people for the importance of mass media and they replied in such a way:

  • 70 % of young respondents were agreed that mass media was influencing the voting behaviour because it was providing information about the right and wrong in the context of political issues.
  • 20% of young respondents disagreed that mass media had no influence on their voting behaviour because they said that education played role in political decision making issues.
  • 10% of young respondents were not sure about the importance of the mass media that could influence the voting behaviour of the Young people. They were the people who had no political wisdom and interest due to many factors.

When the question was asked to the young people for the importance of parents and they replied in such a way:

  • 39% of young respondents were strongly agreed about the influence of parents in exercising the right to vote. Their views were different as compared to other groups of the sample for the same question regarding the research topic.
  • 56% were strongly disagreed about the influence of parents in voting behaviour of Youth.
  • 5% were not sure about the influence of parents in voting behaviour.

When the question was asked to the young people for the importance of independent decision and they replied in such a way:

  • 84% of young respondents were strongly agreed to prefer their self-decisions in casting vote.
  • 11% of young respondents were strongly disagreed to prefer their self-decisions in casting vote.
  • 5% were not sure to prefer their self-decisions in casting vote. Their views were different as compared to other groups of the sample for the same question regarding the research topic.

When the question was asked to the young people for the importance of Old political system and they replied in such a way:

  • 26% of young respondents were strongly agreed to prefer their traditional political values and activities.
  • 67% young respondents were strongly disagreed to prefer their traditional political values and activities.
  • 7% young respondents were not sure to prefer their traditional political values and activities in political system.

When the question was asked to the young people for the importance of political awareness and they replied in such a way:

  • 77% of young respondents were strongly agreed in considering their right and responsibility to utilize their votes.
  • 13% young respondents were aware of the worth of their vote. They believed that it’s their sacred duty in exercising their right to cast vote.
  • 8% young respondents were aware of the worth of their vote. They believed in just following others in exercising their right to cast vote.
  • 2% young respondents were aware of the worth of their vote. They believed in other reasons in exercising their right to cast vote.

The above outcomes were significant to discuss, after acquiring empirical data and probing from the respondents. The influencing variables were mass media, parents, self-reliance, religion, caste, class, education, political culture and ideology. The most of the respondents did not think about the parents liking and disliking in choosing their political leaders for their future. They only relied on their own political knowledge and experiences. This was probably considered relevant that political culture was undeniable.

Young people preferred to decide their future. It was also noticeable that mass media and its products were providing a source of political wisdom because of their persuading and psychological techniques of expression. Political campaigns and literature were creating competition among the stakeholders in the political system.

The political awareness was influencing the voting behaviour of the youth that was ultimately resulting in the turn out of the elections. Most of the young people were able to know the worth of their vote and exercised their right in casting vote. They showed their esteem interest of new political leadership in the country. They did not show their preference to expand the old political system and political parties.

The reason was such behaviour was that the young people were aware of about the current political situations of their country. They disliked the old system because of the increase in inflation, unemployment, alarming terrorism, instable economic conditions, and instability in political system, conflicts among sects, spread of Talabnization, as well as state of violence throughout the country.

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