79% of Pakistanis think inflation has increased in the last three months; 46% reduced spending in order to deal with it, Poll

May 24, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 79% of Pakistanis think inflation has increased in the last three months; 46% reduced spending in order to deal with it.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “In your opinion, in the last three months, has inflation increased, decreased or remained the same?” Responding to this, 79% said it has increased, 7% said it has decreased and 14% said it has remained the same.

The respondents were also asked “What steps have you taken to deal with inflation?” Responding to this, 46% said they reduced spending, 23% said they attempted to increase their incomes and 30% said they started using cheaper, inexpensive items. However, 1% did not give a response.

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 2592 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during April 29, 2013 – May 06, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.