Survey (More than half Pakistanis claim they would reduce the amount of electricity consumption to cope with increased rates,Poll)

June 18, 2015 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 56% Pakistanis said that they would reduce the amount of electricity consumption to cope with increased rates; 10% would resort to illegal means.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “If the Government was to remove subsidies on power tariffs and increase electricity prices immediately, how would you cope with the increased rates?”

In response, 56% respondents said that they would reduce the amount of electricity consumption to cope with increased rates, 20% said that they would use other energy sources, 10% said that they would continue the same energy level and pay the increased rates, while 10% said that they would resort to illegal means (e.g. kunda, bribe meter readers etc.), and 4% did not respond.

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 1627 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during April 20- April 27, 2015. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.