Islamabad, Feb 11, 2014
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 48% Pakistanis say unemployment leads to increase in crime; 38% say it increases poverty.
A nationally representative sample of men and women, from across the four provinces was asked “In your opinion, what are the reasons for unemployment in our country?” Responding to this, 25% said lack of peace, 48% said increase in crime and 15% replied delayed marriages. 19% said it resulted in search for employment abroad whereas 38% said increase in poverty. 1% did not respond.
Question: “In your opinion, what are the effects of unemployment on our society?”
(Note: This was a multiple response question so the percentage sum exceeds 100.)
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.