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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Public opinion divided over the effectiveness of teaching female teachers to use weapons for security of schools and students.

Islamabad, March 17, 2015

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 35% Pakistanis feel that teaching female teachers to use weapons will not make any difference to security of schools and students.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Recently, after the Peshawar tragedy, female teachers in Peshawar schools are being taught to use weapons. Do you feel that giving teachers weapons will improve the security situation for schools and students, or worsen it, or will it make no difference?” In response to this question, 29% respondents said that teaching female teachers to use weapons will improve the security situation for schools and students, 33% respondents said that it will worsen the security situation, while 35% believe it will make no difference and 3% did not respond. 

Question: “Recently, after the Peshawar tragedy, female teachers in Peshawar schools are being taught to use weapons. Do you feel that giving teachers weapons will improve the security situation for schools and students, or worsen it, or will it make no difference?”




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 1379 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during February 09 - February 16, 2015. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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