Religious Socialization and Voting Behaviour in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


  • Dr.Hassan Shah University of Buner
  • Dr. Wajid Mehmood
  • Sajjad Ali
  • Irfan Khan


Voting Behaviour, Religion, Political Parties, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Religion is an important element in determining voting preferences in the Pakhtun society. It is playing a key role in making socio-political attitudes of the people. The findings of the study show that religious political parties’ political rhetoric successfully attracts a significant number of voters in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This rhetoric includes implementation of Sharia System/Islamic system of governance; Religious political parties as the defender of Islam; secular political parties as agents of Jews and Christians (Yahood-o-Nasara kay Aala-i-Kaar) and voting for religious political parties as the sacred duty of all the Muslims. A multi-stage probability sampling technique is use for data collection. Chi-square test is used for data analysis.




How to Cite

Shah, D., Mehmood, D. W. ., Ali, S. ., & Khan, I. . (2020). Religious Socialization and Voting Behaviour in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Global Media and Social Sciences Research Journal (GMSSRJ), 1(2), 50-72. Retrieved from