The fieldwork for this poll was conducted in the two weeks leading-up to President Pervez Musharraf’s resigning as Army Chief of Staff, being sworn in as a civilian president and announcing a date that the state of emergency would be lifted. The effect of these events is therefore not reflected in this poll.
The randomly selected sample consists of 3,520 adult men and women from 223 rural and 127 urban locations in 51 districts in all four provinces of Pakistan. The margin of error for the national sample will not exceed +1.69 percent in 19 out of 20 cases.
IRI has conducted surveys in Pakistan since 2002, including five national polls over the past 12 months. The goal of the program is to both gauge public opinion and to use this information in IRI’s work with Pakistan’s political parties.
A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, IRI advances freedom and democracy worldwide by developing political parties, civic institutions, open elections, good governance, and the rule of law.Top