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01 May 2014

Voting meaningless for some SA adults – survey


Two-fifths of the adult population in South Africa think that voting is meaningless, according to a survey by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) released on Thursday.

In 2013 it found that 43 percent (two-fifths) of people agreed with the statement “voting is meaningless because no politician can be trusted”, the council said in a statement.

A total of 41 percent of the adult population agreed with the statement that “after being elected, all parties are the same, so voting is pointless”.

The pre-election survey was conducted by the HSRC each year between 2003 and 2013.


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