29% Pakistanis say greater respect for authority is a good thing; 24% disagree, Poll


Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 29% Pakistanis say greater respect for authority is a good thing; 24% disagree.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Please tell me, if the following were to happen, would it be a good thing or a bad thing: Greater respect for authority.”

Responding to this, 29% said a good thing, 41% said they don’t mind and 24% said it would be a bad thing. 6% did not respond.

A similar survey was conducted in China where 42% said greater respect for authority would be a good thing, 28% said they don’t mind and 18% said it would be a bad thing. 12% did not respond.

When the same question was asked in United States, 55% said it would be a good thing if there was a greater respect for authority, 36% said they did not mind and 7% said it would be a bad thing.

2% did not respond. In Japan, 5% it would be a good thing, 17% said they would not mind whereas 76% mentioned it would be a bad thing if there were a greater respect for authority. 2% did not respond.

This study was done as part of the World Values Survey Sixth Wave, conducted apart from Pakistan in 60 other countries. The study was released recently in Doha where Gallup Pakistan’s Executive Director represented Pakistan.

The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1200 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during 30th January – 20th February, 2012. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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