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Thursday, February 13, 2014

32% Pakistanis say employment opportunities are an effective way to reduce rich/poor divide in Pakistan. GILANI POLL/GALLUP PAKISTAN

Islamabad, Feb 13, 2014

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 32% Pakistanis say employment opportunities are an effective way to reduce rich/poor divide in Pakistan.

A nationally representative sample of men and women, from across the four provinces was asked “In your opinion, what is the most effective way to reduce the rich/poor divide in Pakistan?” Responding to this, 32% said employment opportunities, 24% said a better Zakat system and 19% replied increasing the salary of the working class. 10% were of the opinion that providing free quality education to the poor will reduce the divide, 9% said the same about giving charity and 5% mentioned community schemes. 1% said none.

Question: “In your opinion, what is the most effective way to reduce the rich/poor divide in Pakistan?”
Source: Gallup and Gilani Survey
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 2629 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during Jan 20, 2014 – Jan 27, 2014. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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