Islamabad, January 17, 2013
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 23% claim to celebrate New Year as a festival.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “Some people celebrate the New Year while some do not. Do you celebrate the coming of a New Year?” Responding to this, 23% claim to celebrate New Year like any other festival whereas 76% claim they do not celebrate New Year at all. However, 1% did not give a view.
Question: “Some people celebrate the New Year while some do not. Do you celebrate the coming of a New Year?”
It is interesting to note that there has not been much change in the percentage of people celebrating New Year in 2013 (23%) than in 2011 (24%).
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 2660 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during December 30, 2012 – January 04, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 percent at 95% confidence level.