Islamabad, Mar 17, 2014
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 46% Pakistanis believe that employed individuals often claim (pretend) to be sick to stay at home.
A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked “Please tell us, how much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Employed individuals often claim they are sick to stay at home?” Responding to this, 15% said they completely agree, 31% said they somewhat agree and 20% said they neither agree nor disagree. 23% of the respondents disagreed with the statement whereas 9% said they completely disagree. 2% did not respond.
A gender breakdown revealed some disparity between males and females. 15% of the male respondents completely agreed with the statement compared to 13% of women. 32% men said they agree, 17% said they neither agreed nor disagreed and 23% said they disagreed. 10% said they completely disagreed. For women, 30% said they agree whereas 23% said they neither agree nor disagree and 24% said they disagree. Only 7% on the women said they completely disagree and 3% did not respond.
Question: “Please tell us, how much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Employed individuals often claim they are sick to stay at home?”
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 2587 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during Feb 17, 2014 – Feb 24, 2014. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.