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50% of Pakistanis feel their freedom to join any political party has risen during the last ten years. Gilani Poll/Gallup Pakistan

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan 50% of Pakistanis feel their freedom to join any political party has risen during the last ten years.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “In the last 10 years, freedom to join any political party has increased, decreased or has there been no difference?” Responding to this 50% think that the freedom to join any political party has increased, 22% think that it has decreased whereas 26% think that there has been no difference since last 10 years. However 2% did not give a view.

Question: “In the last 10 years, freedom to join any political party has increased, decreased or has there been no difference?”

In a related Question in the survey, 56% said their freedom to vote for any political party has risen during the last ten years; 21% feel it had declined while 22% found no difference.

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 2701 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during November 20 – November 26, 2011. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

For more information, contact:
Gilani research Foundation
Ms. Fatima Idrees
Group Manager
E-mail: fatima.idrees@gilanifoundation.com
Phone: +92-51-2655630

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