Poll 36% Pakistanis think they know about ‘most’ of the candidates contesting elections from their constituencies, Survey

May 9, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 36% Pakistanis think they know about ‘most’ of the candidates contesting elections from their constituencies.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “Do you know which candidates are contesting elections from your constituency” Responding to this, 36% said they know of most of the candidates, 44% said they know of some of the candidates and 20% said they do not know of any of the candidates.

A comparison between urban and rural localities shows that more rural respondents 41% know about most of the candidates from their constituencies as opposed to urban respondents 27%.

Similarly, there is also a difference between results of men and women, with more men 44% claiming they know about most of the candidates from the constituency as compared to women 26%.

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 2686 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during April 08, 2013 – April 15, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 23 per cent at 95% confidence level.