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(2002-2018): 2 in 5 Pakistanis (39%) continue to believe that an empty locked house in their neighborhood would be safe from burglars.


According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2002 (16 years ago) respondents in Pakistan were asked “If someone in your neighborhood locks their home and leaves for some time, how likely is it that their house would be a site of burglary?” In response to this question, 28% said very likely, 46% said not too likely and 26% said not at all.

Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2018 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2018, 15% said very likely, 46% said not too likely and 39% said not at all.

The findings are available since 2002 periodically and the graph below shows how the public opinion has fluctuated over the years.

This press release has been made as part of the Gallup Pakistan History Project which aims to release historical empirical polling data to wider audiences. The objective is to sustain and encourage empirical decision making in Pakistan.