Islamabad, July 22, 2013
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, majority of Pakistanis (56%) believe that women contesting elections should be applauded and encouraged.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “What do you think should be the government’s policy regarding women contesting elections?” Responding to this, 26% said female contestants should be banned whereas 56% said they should be encouraged. However, 18% said the government should remain neutral.
Question: “What do you think should be the government’s policy regarding women contesting elections?”
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 2606 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during June 24, 2013 – July 01, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.