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Friday, May 3, 2013

25% Pakistanis think there is a ‘very high threat’ of riots/breakdown of law and order in their constituency on Election Day. GILANI POLL/GALLUP PAKISTAN


Islamabad, May 03, 2013

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 25% Pakistanis think there is a ‘very high threat’ of riots/breakdown of law and order in their constituency on Election Day.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “In your opinion, in your constituency where you vote, is there a threat of riots on Election Day?” Responding to this, 25% said ‘very high threat’, 32% said ‘somewhat of a threat’ and 42% said ‘no threat at all.’ However, 1% did not give a response.

A comparison between localities shows that more urban respondents believe there is a ‘very high threat’ (30%) compared to rural respondents (22%). Comparing between provinces shows that respondents in Baluchistan are most worried about riots on Election Day (53%), followed by KPK (34%), Sindh (27%) and Punjab (20%).

Question: “In your opinion, in your constituency where you vote, is there a threat of riots on Election Day?”
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 2641 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during April 15, 2013 – April 21, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.


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