Islamabad, January 30, 2013
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, majority of Pakistanis (61%) believe addicts should be given medical treatment for their addictions.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “In your opinion, how should addicts be dealt with?” Responding to this, 61% said they should be given medical treatment for their addictions, 23% said they should be punished and 14% said they should be left on their own. However, 2% did not give a response.
Question: “In your opinion, how should addicts be dealt with?”
Source: Gallup and Gilani Surveys
the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association
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 2644 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during January 13, 2013 – January 20, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.