According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, Ghee (47%) and cooking oil (51%) are equally popular to use for cooking.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “What do you usually use for cooking, ghee or cooking oil?” Responding to this, 51% said oil and 47% said ghee. However, 2% did not give a response.
A comparison between rural and urban localities shows that urban respondents are more likely to use oil (61%) as opposed to rural respondents (47%). Respondents from Sindh said they use oil more (77%), followed by Balochistan (47%), Punjab (44%) and KPK (43%). This question was also asked in a Gallup Pakistan survey in 2009, where the results showed that 45% of Pakistanis use ghee and 19% use cooking oil. 33% said they use both.
Question: “What do you usually use for cooking, ghee or cooking oil?”
Source: Gallup and Gilani Surveys
the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association
The study was released by Gilani foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2645 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during April 29, 2013 – May 06, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.