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Monday, July 29, 2013

Majority of Pakistanis (56%) believe that many of those begging during Ramadan are professional beggars rather than truly needy. GILANI POLL/GALLUP PAKISTAN.

Islamabad, July 29, 2013

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, Majority of Pakistanis (56%) believe that many of those begging during Ramadan are professional beggars rather than truly needy.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “It is frequently seen that the number of beggars increases during Ramadan. In your opinion, are these people truly needy or beggars by profession?” Responding to this, 34% said truly needy and 56% said professional beggars. 10% did not give a response.


Question: “It is frequently seen that the number of beggars increases during Ramadan. In your opinion, are these people truly needy or professional beggars?”
                                                                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 2635 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during July 01, 2013 – July 08, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level. 

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