Gallup Pakistan recently conducted a survey on Health whereby the awareness about Aids amongst the urban population in Pakistan was evaluated. Respondents were asked if they had ever heard or read about the disease called Aids; the results of this survey revealed that a large majority (92 percent), was aware of this disease. On the contrary, 8 percent of the urban respondents claimed that they had neither heard nor read about this disease.
Those respondents who were aware of this disease were asked about their opinion on the gravity of the implications of this disease. In response to this 84 percent of the urbanites said that Aids poses an serious threat to the world where as 10 percent said that it poses only a minimal threat whereas 1 percent of the respondents said that it does not pose any threat to the world. Further 5 percent of the respondents said that they did not have any information about this issue.
Further more it was also inquired whether Aids posed any serious threat to the people in Pakistan. Majority of the respondents (65 percent), felt that Aids poses a serious threat to the people in Pakistan, 21 percent think that it poses a minute threat while 5 percent of the urbanites said that it does not pose any threat at all . Further 9 percent of the individuals stated that they did not know about this particular issue.
This survey by Gallup Pakistan, an affiliate of Gallup International, was conducted on a sample of over 1100 respondents in urban areas of all four provinces of Pakistan. This sample was statistically selected across all ages, income groups and educational levels. The error margin for a sample of this kind is estimated to be + 5% at a 95% confidence level.