Poll: Close to half M’sian voters say they have no qualms sharing who they voted for in GE15

FOLLOWING Malaysia’s 15th General Election (GE15) polling from YouGov has revealed that close to half of citizens polled have no issues telling those in their circles who they voted for in this election (46%). This is compared to fewer than a quarter who do (24%).

Across age breaks, older voters aged 50 and above were the most likely to say they have no qualms sharing how they voted with friends and family (55%), while just one in six have reservations (16%).

Results among the younger demographics were comparable, with just over two in five taking issue with speaking about their vote with those in their circle (41% for 18-34; 44% for 35-49).

In comparing urban and rural electorates, the former was more likely to express an openness to discussing their vote with friends and family (51% for urban; 42% for rural).

Citizens were also polled on the extent they would avoid people with differing political ideologies to them. Just one in five citizens would (23%), although this is higher among those aged 18-34 (25%) and highest among those in rural electorates (27%).

For this study, YouGov interviewed 2,687 Malaysian Citizens across Malaysia between Nov 8–14 Nov, 2022. YouGov conducts its polling using active sampling techniques from their online panel.

The global public opinion and data company targets specific demographics to ensure that the final sample is representative of the population by age, gender, ethnicity, education levels and electorate. – Nov 23, 2022


Main pic credit: CNA

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