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Monday, April 27, 2015

Proportion of Pakistanis who read books is low for all kinds of books.

Islamabad, April 27, 2015

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 32% Pakistanis read digests/magazines; only 12% read poetry books.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Please tell us if you or anyone in your household reads the following books. This includes books that you read on mobile, tablet or computer.” In response to this question, 23% respondents said they read curriculum books, while 76% do not read curriculum books and 1% did not respond. Regarding digests or magazines, 32% respondents said they read them, while 67% said they do not and 1% did not respond. Regarding novels, 21% respondents read them, while 78% do not and 1% did not respond. Regarding informative books, 27% respondents said they read them, while 73% do not read informative books. Finally, 12% respondents read poetry books, while 87% do not and 1% did not respond.   

According to the rural-urban breakdown, a higher percentage of urban respondents read curriculum books and poetry books. But digests/magazines, novels and informative books are read more by rural respondents. Regarding curriculum books, 18% rural respondents said they read them compared to 28% urban respondents. Regarding digests and magazines, 29% rural respondents said they read them compared to 28% urban respondents. Regarding novels, 21% rural respondents said they read them compared to 17% urban respondents. Regarding informative books, 26% rural respondents said they read them compared to 25% urban respondents. Regarding poetry books, 12% rural respondents said they read them compared to 13% urban respondents 

Question: “Please tell us if you or anyone in your household reads the following books. This includes books that you read on mobile, tablet or computer.”


Source: Gilani Research Foundation Poll (GRF Poll)
Field work conducted by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association

The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1691 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during April 06- April 13, 2015. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Public opinion divided over the reason for the crisis in Yemen.

Islamabad, April 24, 2015

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 54% of those Pakistanis who know about the situation in Yemen think that it is the result of an international conspiracy; 46% believe it was caused by sectarian differences.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women who are aware of the situation in Yemen, from across the four provinces was asked, “Some people believe that the conflict in Yemen is a result of sectarian differences, whereas some people think that it is due to an international conspiracy instead. Please tell us your opinion regarding this? Is it because of sectarian differences or is it an international conspiracy according to you?” In response to this question, 54% respondents said that the conflict in Yemen is the result of an international conspiracy, while 46% respondents believe that the conflict is the result of sectarian differences. 

Question: “Some people believe that the conflict in Yemen is a result of sectarian differences, whereas some people think that it is due to an international conspiracy instead. Please tell us your opinion regarding this? Is it because of sectarian differences or is it an international conspiracy according to you?”


Source: Gilani Research Foundation Poll (GRF Poll)
Field work conducted by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association

The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1060 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during April 06- April 13, 2015. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

35% of those Pakistanis who know about the situation in Yemen, feel that America will benefit the most from the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

Islamabad, April 23, 2015

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 35% of those Pakistanis who know about the situation in Yemen feel that America will benefit the most from the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women who are aware of the situation in Yemen, from across the four provinces was asked, “In your opinion, who can benefit the most from the fight between Saudi Arabia and Yemen?” In response to this question, 35% respondents said America will benefit the most from the fight between Saudi Arabia and Yemen, 28% respondents said Israel will benefit the most from the fight, 17% respondents said Yemeni Sunnis will benefit the most, 17% said Iran will benefit the most, while 2% named others and 1% did not respond. 

Question: “In your opinion, who can benefit the most from the fight between Saudi Arabia and Yemen?”


Source: Gilani Research Foundation Poll (GRF Poll)
Field work conducted by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association

The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1060 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during April 06- April 13, 2015. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Overwhelming majority of Pakistanis believe that Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s visit to Pakistan was successful.

Islamabad, April 22, 2015

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 46% Pakistanis said that Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s visit to Pakistan was very successful; 42% said his visit  was somewhat successful.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Recently, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu visited Pakistan. In your opinion, how successful was this visit regarding the strengthening of bilateral trade, economic and cultural relations between the two countries?” In response to this question, 46% respondents said that Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s visit was very successful regarding the strengthening of ties between Turkey and Pakistan, 42% respodnents said it was somewhat successful, while 10% believe it was not successful at all and 2% did not respond. 

Question: “Recently, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu visited Pakistan. In your opinion, how successful was this visit regarding the strengthening of bilateral trade, economic and cultural relations between the two countries?”


Source: Gilani Research Foundation Poll (GRF Poll)
Field work conducted by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association

The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1294 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during February 23- March 02, 2015. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Majority Pakistanis usually eat roti (as compared to rice) for lunch.

Islamabad, April 21, 2015

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 62% Pakistanis said they usually eat roti for lunch; 15% eat rice.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “What is usually eaten at your household for lunch?” In response to this question, 62% respondents said that they usually eat roti for lunch, 15% respondents said that they usually eat rice for lunch and 23% said they usually eat both for lunch.

Question: “What is usually eaten at your household for lunch?”

Source: Gilani Research Foundation Poll (GRF Poll)
Field work conducted by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association

The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1294 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during February 23- March 02, 2015. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.