Gallup: Majority Pakistanis believe addicts should be given medical treatment: Survey

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, majority of Pakistanis (61%) believed that addicts should be given medical treatment for their addictions.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “In your opinion, how should addicts be dealt with?” Responding to this, 61% said they should be given medical treatment for their addictions, 23% said they should be punished and 14% said they should be left on their own. However, 2% did not give a response.

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 2644 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during January 13 to 20, 2013.