44% of Pakistanis think Pakistan needs foreign aid, POLL

June 28, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 44% of Pakistanis think Pakistan needs foreign aid.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “Does Pakistan need any foreign aid?” Responding to this, 44% said yes, 32% said no and 23% said they cannot say with certainty. However, 1% did not give a response.

“It is worth mentioning here that preference for foreign aid is country specific. Generally foreign aid from Muslim countries has greater support as compared to the Western countries”, Bilal Gilani, Executive Director at Gallup Pakistan added.

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 2661 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during June 10, 2013 – June 17, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.