47% Pakistanis think companies employing young people perform better than those employing people of different ages, Poll

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 47% Pakistanis think companies employing young people perform better than those employing people of different ages; 46% disagree.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Please tell me how strongly you agree or disagree with this statement: Companies that employ young people perform better than those that employ people of different ages.”

Responding to this, 12% said they strongly agreed, 35% agreed and 32% replied they disagreed. 14% said they strongly disagreed with the statement and 7% did not respond.

A similar survey was conducted in China where 4% said they strongly agreed with the statement, 24% agreed and 38% disagreed. 4% strongly disagreed and 30% did not respond.

When the same question was asked in Nigeria, 36% of the respondents said they strongly agreed with the statement, 43% agreed, 18% disagreed and 3% strongly disagreed. In the United States, 3% of the respondents indicated that they strongly agreed with the statement, 11% agreed and 58% disagreed. 26% of the respondents strongly disagreed and 2% did not respond.

This study was done as part of the World Values Survey Sixth Wave, conducted apart from Pakistan in 60 other countries. The study was released recently in Doha where Gallup Pakistan’s Executive Director represented Pakistan.

The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1200 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during 30th January – 20th February, 2012. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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