48% Pakistanis say unemployment leads to increase in crime, Poll

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 48% Pakistanis say unemployment leads to increase in crime; 38% say it increases poverty.

A nationally representative sample of men and women, from across the four provinces was asked “In your opinion, what are the reasons for unemployment in our country?” Responding to this, 25% said lack of peace, 48% said increase in crime and 15% replied delayed marriages. 19% said it resulted in search for employment abroad whereas 38% said increase in poverty. 1% did not respond.

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

The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2629 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during Jan 20, 2014 – Jan 27, 2014. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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