48% Pakistanis say they would testify in court if they were a witness to a crime: Poll

July 22, 2014 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 48% Pakistanis said they would testify in court if they were a witness to a crime.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Suppose, that if you saw a crime in progress, and your testimony could give someone justice, then would you testify in court?” Responding to this, 48% of the respondents said they would testify in court and 33% said no. 19% of the respondent did not respond.

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 2663 men in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during June 23 – June 30, 2014. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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