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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

More than half Pakistanis think that Pakistan’s economy will be affected ‘very positively’ if Afghan refugees go back to Afghanistan.

Islamabad, May 13, 2015

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 51% Pakistanis said that Pakistan’s economy will be affected very positively if Afghan refugees go back to Afghanistan.
                                          
A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “If these refugees go back to Afghanistan, to what extent will Pakistan’s economy be affected negatively or positively?” In response to this question, 51% respondents said that Pakistan’s economy will be affected very positively if Afghan refugees go back to Afghanistan, 36% respondents said that Pakistan’s economy will be affected somewhat positively, while 9% believe the economy will be affected somewhat negatively and 4% said that the economy will be affected very negatively. 

Question: “If these refugees go back to Afghanistan, to what extent will Pakistan’s economy be affected negatively or positively?” 


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 1381 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during March 02- March 09, 2015. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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