Islamabad, April 24, 2012
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 63% of Pakistanis claim they know about the First of April as a fun-day (April fool-day).
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “April fool’s day is being celebrated all over the world for many years. Have you heard or read anything about it?” Responding to this, 63% claim that they are aware of April fool’s day whereas 37% claim to have no awareness about it.
Further analysis of data shows that awareness about April first as a fun-day is higher in urban areas (80%) as compared to the rural where it is 54%. The awareness levels also rise with income levels, as it is 47% among the low and 83% among the higher income levels.
Question: “April fool’s day is being celebrated all over the world for many years. Have you heard or read anything about it?”
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 2676 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during April 08 - April 14, 2012. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.