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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Overwhelming majority believes that introduction of biometric system/electronic voting machines will lead to free and fair elections.

Islamabad, October 30, 2014

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 78% Pakistanis believe that free and fair elections are possible after the introduction of biometric and electronic voting machines; 21% believe it is not possible

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Nowadays, some people say that biometric and electronic voting machines should be introduced for electoral reform. Supposing that electronic and biometric technology is introduced in Pakistan for elections, what is the possibility that free and fair elections will be held in Pakistan?” In response to this question, 37% respondents said it is very possible, 41% said it is somewhat possible, 8% said it is not very possible and 13% said it is not possible at all. 1% respondents did  not respond.

Question: “Nowadays, some people say that biometric and electronic voting machines should be introduced for electoral reform. Supposing that electronic and biometric technology is introduced in Pakistan for elections, what is the possibility that free and fair elections will be held in Pakistan?”

Provincial Breakdown

Possible: Very Possible+Somewhat possible
Not Possible: Not very possible+Not possible at all

Source: GRF Poll (formerly known as Gilani Poll)
Field work conducted by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association



The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2514 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during October 06 – October 13, 2014. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Public divided over the effects of raising the Kashmir issue at international level on Pak-India relations.

Islamabad, October 29, 2014

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 42% Pakistanis believe there will be no difference in India-Pakistan relations after raising the issue at the international level; 25% believe the relations will be better.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Please tell us, after raising the issue of Kashmir at the international level, will the relations between India and Pakistan get better, worse or will there be no difference?” .In response to this question, 25% respondents said the relations between India and Pakistan will get better after raising the issue of Kashmir at the international level, 32% said the relations will get worse, while 42% believe there will be no difference in relations and 1% did not respond.
                       

Question: “Please tell us, after raising the issue of Kashmir at the international level, will the relations between India and Pakistan get better, worse or will there be no difference?” 

Source: GRF Poll (formerly known as Gilani Poll)
Field work conducted by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association



The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2514 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during October 06 – October 13, 2014. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Half of the Pakistani population believes that the Kashmir issue should be solved through the UN.

Islamabad, October 28, 2014

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 49% Pakistanis believe that the Kashmir issue should be solved through the UN; 13% believe it should be solved through war.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Regarding the Kashmir issue being raised at the international level, India has said that the solution to the Kashmir issue is not possible at the international stage but that Pakistan and India should have bilateral talks to solve the problem. How do you think the Kashmir issue should be solved?” In response to this question, 49% respondents said that the Kashmir issue should be resolved through the UN, 32% respondents said that the issue should be solved through talks with India, 13% said that it should be solved through war and 6% did not respond.

Question: “Regarding the Kashmir issue being raised at the international level, India has said that the solution to the Kashmir issue is not possible at the international stage but that Pakistan and India should have bilateral talks to solve the problem. How do you think the Kashmir issue should be solved?”



Source: GRF Poll (formerly known as Gilani Poll)
Field work conducted by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association


The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2514 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during October 06 – October 13, 2014. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

Monday, October 27, 2014

General Assembly’s involvement in solution to Kashmir issue favored by majority.

Islamabad, October 27, 2014

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 86% Pakistanis support the Prime Minister’s decision to solve the Kashmir issue in the General Assembly; 13% oppose.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Recently Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, while speaking at the General Assembly, expressed his desire to solve the Kashmir issue and give the Kashmiris the right of self-determination. Do you support or oppose the Prime Minister’s decision to solve the Kashmir issue in the General Assembly?” In response to this question, 86% respondents said they support the Prime Minister’s decision to solve the Kashmir issue in the General Assembly, while 13% respondents said they opposed the decision and 1% did not respond.

Question: “Recently Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, while speaking at the General Assembly, expressed his desire to solve the Kashmir issue and give the Kashmiris the right of self-determination. Do you support or oppose the Prime Minister’s decision to solve the Kashmir issue in the General Assembly?”  


Source: GRF Poll (formerly known as Gilani Poll)
Field work conducted by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association



The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2514 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during October 06 – October 13, 2014. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Electronic voting machines/Biometric system considered most effective for free and fair elections.

Islamabad, October 24, 2014

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 52% Pakistanis think that electronic voting machines/biometric system can be most effective for free and fair elections; only 6% think that local elections or laws to improve the system can be effective. 

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Regarding the following electoral reforms, please tell us which kind of electoral reform can be most effective for free and fair elections in Pakistan?” In response to this question, 52% Pakistanis answered that introduction of electronic voting machines/biometric system can be most effective for free and fair elections, 24% said that giving more authority to Election Commission can be most effective, and 11% said that permanent hiring of staff to check the electoral system of Election Commission can be most effective. 6% respondents think that laws to improve the system of funding and expenses can be effective, while 6% believe in the effectiveness of local elections and 1% did not respond. 

Question: “Regarding the following electoral reforms, please tell us which kind of electoral reform can be most effective for free and fair elections in Pakistan?”


Source: GRF Poll (formerly known as Gilani Poll)
Field work conducted by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association



The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2514 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during October 06 – October 13, 2014. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.