Islamabad, July 16, 2013
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 14% of Pakistanis say that they take great interest in the country’s political issues whereas 25% say they are not at all interested.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “How much interest do you take in the country’s political issues?” Responding to this, 14% said very much, 57% said a little bit and 25% said not at all. However, 4% chose not to respond.
The same question was asked in previous years, including 2011 and 2012. This year’s figure for those with an active interest in politics tallies closely with that of years 2011 and 2012 when 11% and 12% of the respondents claimed to have a considerable interest in political developments respectively.
Question: “To what extent do you take interest in the country’s political issues?”
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 2646 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during June 17, 2013 – June 24, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.