Islamabad, April 26, 2013
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 15% of Pakistanis would prefer their neighbor to be a government employee, only 2% would want a journalist.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “If there’s an empty house in your neighborhood, then what profession would you prefer your new neighbor to have?” Responding to this, 15% said government employee, 14% said doctor, 12% said religious scholar, 8% said army officer, 8% said school teacher, 7% said having a personal business, 7% said officer in private company, 6% said university professor, 6% said police officer, 5% said engineer, 5% said computer expert, 3% said political leader, 2% said chartered accountant and 2% said journalist/editor.
This question was also asked in November 2011 with similar results. The most popular professions chosen then were government employee (14%) and doctor (14%), and least popular was officer in a private company (2%).
Question: “If there’s an empty house in your neighborhood, then what profession would you prefer your new neighbor to have?”
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 2617 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during March 30, 2013 – April 06, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.