Opinion Poll: (37% Pakistanis disliked gestures of good-will between Nawaz and Modi during Climate Change Conference, Paris)

ISLAMABAD: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 37% Pakistanis say that they dislike the fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif shook hands and exchanged smiles during the Climate Change Conference in Paris.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “Recently, at a Climate Change Conference in Paris, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shook hands with Nawaz Sharif and both representatives exchanged smiles and pleasantly discussed their views for mutual good. Please tell, what is your opinion on this?”

In response to this question 31% said that they liked it, 37% said that they disliked it and 32% said that they neither liked nor disliked it.

Disclaimer: This poll was conducted before Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Lahore in late December 2015.

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 1756 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during December 07 – December 14, 2015. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.