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Monday, July 8, 2013

58% of Pakistanis believe that this year’s budget is worse than last year’s. 71% claim it will cause the items of their daily use to become more expensive. GILANI POLL/GALLUP PAKISTAN.

Islamabad, July 8, 2013

            According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 58% of Pakistanis believe that this year’s budget is worse than last year’s. 71% claim it will cause the items of their daily use to become more expensive.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “In your opinion, is this year’s budget better, worse or the same as last year’s?” 17% said better, 58% said worse and 24% said the same. However, 1% chose not to respond. A comparison of data across provinces produced interesting results. Residents of Balochistan (83%), KPK (72%) and Sindh (74%) came across as considerably more pessimistic about the new budget as compared to respondents from Punjab (45%).

Respondents were further asked “Will the new budget cause the items of your daily use to become expensive, cheaper or leave their prices unchanged?” To this, 71% responded expensive, 12% said cheaper and 13% said the prices would remain unchanged. However, 3% chose not to respond.

    Question: “In your opinion, is this year’s budget better, worse or the same as   last year’s?”
Question: “Will the new budget cause the items of your daily use to become expensive, cheaper or leave their prices unchanged?”

                                                                            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.

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