Survey (Travelling by foot and on motorcycles are the most popular ways of travel, Poll)

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 79% Pakistanis said they travelled by foot in the last week; 72% travelled on motorcycles.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “From the list of vehicles below, please tell us if you had a chance to travel on any of these vehicles in the past week.

” In response, 79% respondents said they travelled on foot in the last week, while 20% did not and 1% did not respond. Regarding cycles, 36% respondents travelled on them during the last week, while 63% did not and 1% did not respond. Regarding motorcycles, 72% respondents travelled on them in the last week, while 27% did not and 1% did not respond.

Regarding public transport that includes wagons and rickshaws, 54% travelled on them, while 44% did not and 2% did not respond. Regarding private transport (taxis etc.), 33% claimed to have travelled on them, while 65% did not and 2% did not respond.

Regarding buses and coach services such as Daewoo, 31% respondents had travelled on them in the last week, while 67% did not and 2% did not respond. 17% respondents said they had travelled by private cars in the past week, while 82% had not and 1% did not respond.

7% respondents had travelled by railway in the past week, while 92% had not and 1% did not respond. 4% respondents had travelled by air plane in the last week, while 95% had not and 1% did not respond. Only 1% respondents had travelled by ship in the past week, while 95% had not and 4% did not respond.

Bilal Gilani, Executive Director at Gallup Pakistan, adds: “This poll is of great relevance for public policy experts and academics interested in planning infrastructure enhancement in Pakistan. Findings of study can outline possible hierarchy of choices where investment should flow.”

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 1306 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during February 16 – February 23, 2015. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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