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On use of nuclear weapons: 43% of Pakistanis fear India might go for a first strike in nuclear exchange with Pakistan; 46% dispute it: Survey

Islamabad, March 19, 2019 (PPI-OT): According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup and Gilani Pakistan on the issue of India-Pakistan relations post Pulwama Attack (full report available at http://gallup.com.pk/pakistani-opinion-remains-calm-and-unprovoked-during-threat-of-war-with-india/), 43% of Pakistanis fear India might go for a first strike in nuclear exchange with Pakistan; 46% dispute it.

 

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “God forbid, if a war breaks out then will India use its atomic weapons or not?” In response to this question, 43% believe that India will use its atomic weapons, while 46% believe it won’t. 11% did not know or did not wish to respond to the question.

 

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 1044 men and women in urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during 02 March – 05 March, 2019. The error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 percent at the 95% confidence level.

 

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