88% say they would fight for their country if there were another war: Poll

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, majority Pakistanis (88%) say they would fight for their country if there were another war.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “If you had to choose, which one of these things would you say is most important?” Responding to this, 88% said yes and 10% said no. 2% did not respond.

A similar survey was conducted in China where 74% said yes compared to 20% who said no. 6% did not respond. When the same question was asked in Chile, 41% replied yes whereas 47% said no and 12% did not respond.

In the United States, 58% of the respondents said they would be willing to fight for their country compared to 41% who said they would not. 1% 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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