Islamabad, July 12, 2013
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the majority of Pakistanis (80%) keep themselves acquainted with the country’s politics via television.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “By what means do you keep yourself acquainted with the country’s politics?” In response, 80% answered television, 35% said newspapers, 31% said through relatives/friends, 11% said the work place, 6% said radio, 5% identified the internet and 2% mentioned mosques. (Note: This was a multiple
response question so the percentage sum may exceed 100.)
A comparison between genders revealed that more men (44%) than women (24%) consult newspapers for political updates. At the same time, more women (83%) than men (77%) claim to watch television to stay informed about the latest political developments.
Question: “By what means do you keep yourself acquainted with the country’s politics?”
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.