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(2000-2017): 14% increase in the proportion of Pakistanis who claim they would ignore and leave the spot if they witnessed a road accident; 37% say they would help the injured without informing the police.

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According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2000 (17 years ago) respondents were asked “God forbid, you witness a road accident and an individual is injured. In such a situation what would you do?” In response to this question, 9% said they would ignore the accident and leave the spot, 41% said they would help the injured without informing the police, 48% said they would help the injured and inform the police as well, while 2% did not know or wish to respond.

Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2017 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2017, 23% said they would ignore the accident and leave the spot, 37% said they would help the injured without informing the police, 28% said they would help the injured and inform the police as well, while 12% did not know or wish to respond. It is worth noting that the figure rose to a high of 35% in the 2012.

The findings are available since 2000 periodically and the graph below shows how the public opinion has fluctuated over the past 17 years.

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