KARACHI: Sixty four 64% of Pakistanis think teaching children should be done in a soft manner, says a Gilani Research Foundation survey conducted by Gallup Pakistan. A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked: “Some people believe that physical punishment to children in schools is necessary to teach them while others are against this idea. In your opinion, should children be taught harshly or in a soft manner?” Responding to this, 64% people said children should be taught in a soft manner and 30% said they should be taught harshly through physical punishment. However, 6% did not give a response.
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 2662 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country during 11 to 18 February 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.
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