Survey (Almost half of Pakistanis have heard or read about the company Axact selling fake degrees, Poll)June 14, 2015
Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 49% of Pakistanis have heard or read about the company Axact selling fake degrees while 51% have not heard or read about this.
A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Recently, an American newspaper has revealed that Pakistani software company Axact was selling fake online degrees and diplomas.
Have you heard or read about this?” In response to this question, 49% of respondents said they have heard or read about the company Axact selling fake degrees while 51% have not heard or read about this.
Respondents were further asked, “Do you think that the Pakistani Government should charge the owners of Axact and other responsible individuals with fraud and punish them?” In response to this question, 81% respondents said Yes and 19% said No.
Respondents were also asked, “Some people believe that the company Axact’s conflict is only a conflict of individuals related to media because Axact was going to start a new channel, while others do not believe this is a conflict limited to the media persons.
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 1827 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during May 24 –May 30, 2015. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.