Islamabad, Nov 01, 2013
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 60% Pakistanis say loadshedding is a very serious problem in their area; 29% say they still face 9-12 hours of loadshedding.
A nationally representative sample of men and women, from across the four provinces was asked “In your area, how serious is the loadshedding problem?” Responding to this, 60% said loadshedding was a very serious problem, 35% said it was somewhat serious and 1% said not at all. 4% did not respond. When questioned on the duration of loadshedding, 5% said it was between 1-2 hours, 24% said it was between 3-5 hours, 21% said it was between 6-8 hours and 29% said it was between 9-12 hours. 20% said it was more than 12 hours and 1% said they did not have loadshedding.
This number has decreased from April 2013, when 83% labeled loadshedding a very serious problem, 15% said it was somewhat serious and 1% said not at all. 1% did not respond. 3% said the duration of loadshedding was between 1-2 hours, 9% said between 3-5 hours, 18% said between 6 to 8 hours and 28% said between 9-12 hours. 41% said the duration of loadshedding was more than 12 hours, 1% said there was no loadshedding and 1% did not respond.
Question: “In your area, how serious is the loadshedding problem? Please tell us the duration of the loadshedding.”
Source: Gallup and Gilani Surveys
the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association
Gallup Pakistan aims to gauge Public Perception on Electricity availability at regular intervals in the next few months. The purpose of this is to allow policy makers to analyze changing public attitude and opinion on the issue.
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 2674 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during Sep 30, 2013 – Oct 07, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.