Licensed under Creative Common A STUDY OF VOTE DECISION AMONG POLITICAL PARTIES IN LEGISLATIVE ELECTION 2014 THE CASE OF WEST JAVA I ELECTORAL DISTRICT, INDONESIA

Agus Aribowo, Yuyus Suryana, Nury Effedi
2016 International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management United Kingdom   unpublished
In every country who embraces democratic system with direct elections as an instrument to elect public officials either that legislative, senator, mayor, governor or the president, it would require an involvement of the citizen in the form of participation as voters. Voter's behavior here is very important because it will influence the person's decision to choose the object that will be voted. It was obvious that the final stage of an election is vote decision. This research aims to assess the
more » ... aims to assess the causality between demographic factors and the decision to choose political party representatives. This research takes 928 respondents where sampling method used is multistage random sampling for Bandung City and simple random sampling for Cimahi City. Data was subject to Chi Square statistics. The results showed that there is no relationship between the voters' gender and the vote decision, there is a relationship between the age of voters and the vote decision, there is a relationship between the occupation of the voters and the vote decision, there is no relationship between income of the voters and the vote decision, © Aribowo, Sucherly, Suryana & Effedi Licensed under Creative Common Page 618 there is a relationship between education of the voters and the vote decision. Based on the characteristics of the respondents in this study, it appears that the majority of respondents tend to be lower middle class level. This indicates that voters tend to make a decision driven by emotional factors, and thus needs to be done and in-depth study and research to encourage people to become a rational voter, and should be given adequate attention in making a decision to choose in order to become a better voter.
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