The basic purpose of this Report is to start a meaningful debate on the issue
of Polling Research on Society, Crimes and Violence in Pakistan and identify
avenues of further improvement. We admit that during the last 30 years we
often asked inappropriate questions or did not maintain a time series as we
should have. Moreover, our questions were not always informed by Relevant
Experts knowledge. Hopefully in the future, we will frame more ‘informed
questions’ in a more ‘informed framework’.
While recognizing its limitations, what we have and present here, provides
approximations to Perceptions on a wide variety of Social issues, which may
otherwise be unavailable in a scientific fashion.
We present this to generate a constructive debate between Sociologists,
Anthropologists and related Professionals working on Social Issues and Survey
Researchers. The two can join hands to produce valuable Research and
teaching materials for Concerned Professionals.