ISLAMABAD (NNI) More than half of all the people (57 per cent) believe that the devastating impact of the recent floods could have been mitigated by the construction of Kalabagh Dam. According to a Gilani Research Foundation survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International, 30 per cent have other opinion, saying the destruction would have taken place even if the KBD was there. In the survey, a nationally representative sample of men and women from across the country were asked: Some people believe that the recent flood would not have been so disastrous had the KBD been constructed while others say that devastation still would have taken place. Do you think the construction of the dam would have mitigated the destruction or not? 57 per cent respondents are of the view had the KBD been constructed, the loss caused by the floods could have toned down as opposed to 30% who say the devastation would still have taken place while 13% opted for 'they dont know. A detailed analysis of the data shows that proportionately a greater percentage of urbanites (66%) believe that the construction of KBD would have been beneficial as compared to their rural counterparts (53%). The view that Kalabagh Dam would have mitigated the damages of floods is stronger in Punjab and urban Sindh than in the rest of the country.