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Majority Of Pakistanis Believe Health, Education, Utilities And Road Infrastructure Improving: Survey

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ISLAMABAD: Despite the negative image of the performance of various institutions in Pakistan and low performance rating of the government, majority of Pakistanis believe that in the past one year there have been some improvements, says a latest survey.
According to a Gilani Research Foundation survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 26 per cent of the respondents believed the road infrastructure has improved, 23 per cent said education sector has improved, 20 per cent said health sector has gone better and nine per cent believed there has been some development in the field of water, gas and electricity.
On the other hand, one-third (37 per cent) of respondents were not satisfied with any of these sectors.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the country were asked: “In every country there is a continuous struggle between good and bad things. We want to know whether there are any good things happening in our country or is everything only deteriorating. Please tell us which one or more of the following sectors have improved in the past one year?”
The findings of the survey reveal that satisfaction levels are much lower in the rural areas as compared to the urban parts of Pakistan. It is also noteworthy that a proportionately higher percentage of respondents above the age of 50 are more positive since they believe that there has been some improvement in all the abovementioned sectors of life.
The study was released by Gilani Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The survey was carried out among a sample of 2,772 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country during January 2010. Error margin is estimated to be approximately +2-3 per cent at 95 per cent confidence level.

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