Majority expresses trust in religious leaders: Survey

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan 74% people have expressed their trust in religious leaders.

In a survey, a nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “These are some of the major institutions in Pakistan. Please tell us to what extent do you trust these institutions?” The findings of the survey suggest that NGOs are the least trusted sector with only 45% of people said that they had high trust in NGOs, whereas 47% replied they did not.

Religious leaders were the most trusted with 74% people said that they trusted them and only 22% stating mistrust.

Educational Institutions were the second most trusted category with 67% people said they trusted them and 27% replying in the negative.

The results also indicated that the institution of Media has high trust with 66% of respondents saying they trust the media and only 29% saying they don’t.

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.