Gender Gap In Political Knowledge of University Students in Lahore

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Itba Tehreem
Huzaifa Shakeel


It has been seen that women participate less in more advance democracies then man. Does It indicate that they have less political knowledge or political interest towards that? To know either it actually exists or not here we investigated the hypothesis that gender predict high or low political knowledge. Considering knowledge gap hypothesis, the current study aimed to explore that the female is less knowledgeable than man. Quantitative questionnaire methodology was used in current study.  For this purpose, a sample of 150 students from different universities of Lahore was collected by random convenient sampling. Gender equality in access to political knowledge is an important thing for the creation of inclusive and sustainable society. Empirical Findings depicts that there is a statistically significant positive correlation between gender and political knowledge. In addition to this, age is also a significant factor that contributes much in having or possess interest towards political knowledge. Besides these men found to be more interested, more knowledgeable toward politics as compared to their counterparts’ females. Like media, socioeconomic factors also play a foremost role to enhance political knowledge, it has been seen in this study that people with low socioeconomic status have less knowledgeable about political controversies or activities as compared to those with high socioeconomic status.

Key Words: Political knowledge, Knowledge gap, Gender, Sustainable Society

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Tehreem, I., & Shakeel, H. (2024). Gender Gap In Political Knowledge of University Students in Lahore. International Research Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 3(1), 748–760. Retrieved from