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Malta Survey: Which party’s on top? Election survey results to be published on Sunday

Saturday, 23 September 2023, 10:10 Last update: about 3 months ago

The results of a survey showing how the public would vote if a general election will be held now will be published in tomorrow’s edition of The Malta Independent on Sunday, with more graphics to be made available online on Sunday too.

The Malta Survey, which was carried out online, asked respondents which party they would vote for, and also asked which party leader they trust most.


The survey was carried out following an agreement signed by Standard Publications Limited and IDEA Intelligence, which administers, to develop periodic national surveys on politics, current affairs and other subjects of public interest. A first survey on public sentiment during summer was published in August.

Standard Publications is the publisher of The Malta Independent on Sunday, The Malta Independent (daily), The Malta Business Weekly and

IDEA Intelligence is a data-driven business intelligence wing of the IDEA Group that aims to deliver thorough quantitative insights and information through sophisticated data.

The survey, which has a sample size of 1,600, was carried out between 1 and 8 September. It has a margin of error of 2.5%.

Online advertisements were shown on social media platforms and all participants opted to take part voluntarily. Data gathering was administered by without input from The Malta Independent to prevent any potential reader bias. Submissions were gathered through’s proprietary platform and full anonymity of the sample base was ensured.

Whilst the sample is fully anonymous, demographic variables were utilised in the initial set of questions in order to keep control of the representativeness of the sample.

The target population was people living in Malta who are at least 16 years of age. NSO publications were used to establish the required proportions of the sample by Gender, Age, Region and Education.

After collecting the sample, the cases were weighted by the same four variables (Gender, Age, Region and Education) to ensure a close representation of the sample. In addition, past electoral performances were used in the weighting procedure.

Other results from the survey will be published on Monday and Tuesday.


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