Islamabad, July 11, 2018 (PPI-OT): According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup and Gilani Pakistan, over 4 in 5 Pakistanis consider using mobile phones while driving, and toddlers playing with mobile phones, as being wrong.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “Some people believe that using mobile phones at the following locations is inappropriate or disrespectful, while some others say that the use of mobile phones is quite appropriate. What do you think of the use of mobile phones at the following locations?”

Using mobile phone while driving: 18% said it is appropriate to use a mobile phone while driving and 82% said it is inappropriate.

Using mobile phone in the bathroom: 13% said it is appropriate to use a mobile phone in the bathroom and 87% said it is inappropriate.

Using mobile phone while dining with family at lunch or dinner time: 37% said it is appropriate to use a mobile phone while dining with family and 63% said it is inappropriate.

Using mobile phone to chat with friends in front of parents: 41% said it is appropriate to use a mobile phone for chatting with friends in front of parents and 59% said it is inappropriate.

Talking loudly on the mobile phone in public places such as shopping malls: 27% said it is appropriate to talk loudly on the mobile phone in public places and 72% said it is inappropriate. 1% did not know or wish to respond.

Less than 5 year olds using mobile phones to take pictures or play games: 21% said it is appropriate for less than 5 year olds to use mobile phones and 78% said it is inappropriate. 1% did not know or wish to respond.

Question: “Some people believe that using mobile phones at the following locations is inappropriate or disrespectful, while some others say that the use of mobile phones is quite appropriate. What do you think of the use of mobile phones at the following location?”

The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup and Gilani Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1543 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, June 04 – June 11, 2018. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

For more information, contact:
Group Manager
Gilani Research Foundation
Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-2655630
E-mail: fatima.idrees@gilanifoundation.com