Majority of Pakistanis who have heard about the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to Malala Yousafzai feel happy about it.Poll

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 68% Pakistanis who have heard about Malala Yousafzai being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize feel happy about it; 9% feel sad.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women who had heard about Malala Yousafzai being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, from across the four provinces was asked, “Please tell us, what were your emotions regarding the awarding of Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai?” Responding to this question, 68% of the respondents said they feel happiness, 9% said they feel sadness, and 22% said they have mixed emotions about it, while 1% did not respond.

The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International.

The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1496 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during October 20 – October 27, 2014. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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