Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan most (37%) of those who buy grocery on credit cite their low income and poverty as key reason; 4% cite delayed release of monthly salaries.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “If you buy things on credit, then why do you do so?” Responding to this 31% claim that they buy things on credit because of low income, 4% claim that they do so because of economic need, 2% claim poverty to be the reason behind credit shopping and another 4% claim that the delayed release of salary is the reason. Whereas 48% claim that they do not buy things on credit that frequently. However 11% gave miscellaneous reasons or did not give a view.
Question: “If you buy things on credit, then why do you do so?”
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 2695 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during December 04 – December 10, 2011.
Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.
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Gilani research Foundation
Ms. Fatima Idrees