Opinion Poll: (Majority of Pakistanis believe that history textbooks in schools narrate events of partition with accuracy)

ISLAMABAD: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 65% Pakistanis believe that history textbooks in schools narrate events of partition with accuracy; 27% responded with ‘complete accuracy’ and 38% responded with ‘accuracy to an extent’.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “In your opinion, how accurate do you think are the history textbooks in schools with respect to events that happened before, during and after partition?”

In response to this question 27% said that they are completely accurate, 38% said that they are accurate to an extent while 18% said that they are completely inaccurate. 17% 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 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.