Overwhelming majority of Pakistanis agree that convicted should be given the death penalty


ISLAMABAD: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 95% Pakistanis agree that convicted should be given the death penalty; only 4% Pakistanis disagree.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Please tell us, to what extent do you agree or disagree with the following sentence: ‘Convicted should be given the death penalty’?” In response to this question, 81% respondents said they agree with this statement a lot, 14% respondents said they agree with this statement, while 4% respondents disagree with the statement and 1% did not respond.

The question was: “Please tell us, to what extent do you agree or disagree with the following sentence: ‘Convicted should be given the death penalty’?” Source of the poll was field work conducted by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association.

The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2582 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during December 22 – December 29, 2014. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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