Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 82% Pakistanis disagree with the use of violence or coercion for achieving religious goals.
A nationally representative sample of men and women, from across the four provinces was asked “Some people are of the opinion that it is justified to use oppression, violence and terrorism to gain desired religious goals whereas, some believe it is unjustified.
What is your opinion about it?” Responding to this, 17% believed it to be justified whereas 82% deemed it unjustified. 1% did not respond.
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 2604 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during November 18, 2013 – Nov 25, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.