51% of Pakistanis would report an assault or fraud to the police, POLL

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 51% of Pakistanis would report an assault or fraud to the police, 25% would take the law into their own hands.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “Suppose someone treats you badly, for example if someone frauds or assaults you, what would be your most likely reaction in return?” Responding to this, 51% said they would report it to the police, 25% said they would take the law into their own hands and 24% said they would remain silent.

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 2677 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during November 18, 2012 – November 25, 2012. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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