Islamabad, October 16, 2012
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, city dwellers in Pakistan are uninformed about rapidly risen electrification of Rural Areas.
On the other hand, these perceptions are much lower than the actual data gathered from a census of over 45,000 villages in the country which shows that 64% of villages in the country have nearly total access to electricity; 17% of the villages have partial access, as some parts of the village have access while others do not. Only 19% of all villages have no access to electricity.
On the whole, Urban Pakistanis perceive the status of rural electrification to be poorer than what the census shows.
Question: “In your opinion, approximately how many houses in the villages of Pakistan have electricity?”
PERCEPTIONS ABOUT RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ARE POORER THAN CENSUS FINDINGS
The study was released by Gilani foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2302 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during September 09, 2012 – September 15, 2012. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.