Islamabad, Jun 26, 2013
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 52% of Pakistanis think the overall rainfall in the country this year was lesser as compared to previous years.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “According to your knowledge has the overall rainfall in Pakistan this year been less, more or approximately equal when compared to previous years?” In response, 52% answered less, 19% said more whereas 24% stated that the relative levels of rainfall were approximately equal. However, 5% chose not to respond.
A comparison between provinces revealed that residents from Balochistan had experienced the greatest reduction in rainfall, with 87% reporting that rainfall levels in the province had been lesser this year as compared to the previous years. 55% of the respondents from Punjab, 50% from Sindh and 36% from KPK also reported a decline in rainfall levels in comparison to preceding years. This question was also asked in a Gallup Pakistan survey in February this year where 40% of the respondents were reported to have experienced lesser amounts of rainfall relative to previous years.
Question: “According to your knowledge has the overall rainfall in Pakistan this year been less, more or approximately equal when compared to previous years?”
Comparison Across Provinces
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 2661 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during June 3, 2013 – June 4, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.