Islamabad, July 30, 2013
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, only 17% of rural Pakistanis say they have contemplated moving to a city; 24% of these identified urban facilities as an enticement.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from rural areas across the four provinces was asked “Have you ever contemplated moving to a city?” Responding to this, 17% said yes and 80% said no. 3% did not give a response. Those who said yes were further asked “Why did you contemplate moving to the city?” Responding to this, 24% said because of the availability of many facilities, 12% said because of employment opportunities, another 12% said for the sake of their children, 9% said because of the good environment and 26% identified other reasons for thinking about moving to a city. 17% chose not to respond.
Question: “Have you ever contemplated moving to a city?”
Question: “Why did you contemplate moving to a city?”
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.