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Monday, March 30, 2015

Majority of Pakistanis believe that celebration of Kashmir Day helps in Kashmiri independence.

Islamabad, March 30, 2015

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 73% Pakistanis believe that celebrating Kashmir Day helps the cause of Kashmiri independence; 26% believe that celebration of Kashmir Day wastes valuable resources. (This press release is Part 1 of a 5-part series on Kashmir)

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Some people think that celebrating Kashmir Day helps in Kashmiri independence while some think that in celebrating Kashmir day we are wasting valuable resources. What is your opinion?” In response to this question, 73% respondents said that by celebrating Kashmir Day we are helping in Kashmiri independence, while 26% believe that its celebration results in wastage of valuable resources and 1% did not respond.

This question has also been asked previously during the past five years. Opinion on celebration of Kashmir Day has varied over the years, but mostly remained within a consistent parameter. In 2010, 61% respondents said that celebration of Kashmir Day was helping Kashmiri independence, while 37% said that it was wasting valuable resources. In 2011, the percentage of respondents who believed the celebration was aiding independence had increased to 68% with 31% saying it wasted valuable resources. In 2012, those in favor had once again decreased to 63% with 35% opposing the celebration for wasting resources. In 2013, 69% respondents said that celebration of Kashmir Day was helping Kashmiri independence, while 30% said that it was wasting valuable resources. In 2014, 66% respondents said that celebration of Kashmir Day was helping Kashmiri independence, while 32% said that it was wasting valuable resources. In 2015, the percentage of respondents who believe it is helping in Kashmiri independence is at its highest (73%) compared to the past five years, while those who believe it wastes resources are at their lowest percentage (26%).    

Question: “Some people think that celebrating Kashmir Day helps in Kashmiri independence while some think that in celebrating Kashmir day we are wasting valuable resources. What is your opinion?”


Source: Gilani Research Foundation Poll (GRF Poll)
Field work conducted by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association

The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1306 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during February 16 - February 23, 2015. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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