Public participation increased in August 14 ceremonies over past 15 years: Gallup

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Public participation increased in August 14 ceremonies over past 15 years: Gallup

ISLAMABAD, Oct 13 (APP): Public participation increased in the Independence Day (August 14) ceremonies over the past 15 years (2001 2016).

According to a Gallup Pakistan National Survey conducted in
the year 2001 (15 years ago) respondents were asked, “If you had the opportunity to participate in the August 14 ceremonies this year, which of these ceremonies did you participate in?” To this, 59% said they participated in hoisting flag at home, 26% said they hoisted flag on cycle, motor cycle/car, 16% said they participated in a rally, while 59% said they watched special programs on television.

The same question was asked again in 2016 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2016, 74% said they participated in hoisting flag at home, 44% said they hoisted flag on cycle, motor cycle/car, 25% said they participated in a rally, while 73% said they watched special programs on television.

According to public opinion, there has been a 15% increase in the proportion of people who participated in hoisting flag at home, a 18% increase in the proportion who hoisted flag on cycle, motor cycle/car, a 9% increase in the proportion of people who participated in a rally and a 14% increase in the proportion of people who watched special programs on the television.

These trends indicate an increased public participation in
August 14 ceremonies over the past 15 years.