Islamabad, October 15, 2012
A recent Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan shows that city dwellers in Pakistan are unaware about the rapidly changed profile of their rural country men. Their perceptions about rural population are grossly poorer than the reality. The latest available census of villages (Census of Mouza Statistics, 2008) shows that more than 80% of Pakistan’s rural population is accessible by metalled roads. However, when urban Pakistanis are asked this question in an opinion survey, only 40% of them believe that a majority is accessible by metalled roads.
The following tables show the graph between perceptions and reality:
Question: “In your view, how many (living in) villages in Pakistan are accessible by metalled roads?”
(As measured by opinion poll among Urban Pakistanis)
Source: Gallup and Gilani Surveys
the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association
(As measured in a census of village populations, reported in Pakistan Village (Mouza) Statistics, 2008)
Source: Computed from Rural Agricultural Census conducted by Government of Pakistan
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.