Islamabad, March 14, 2013
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, majority of Pakistanis (66%) think access to education has been the source of greatest improvement in the lives of women in the past 100 years.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “Keeping in mind the past 100 years, which of the following has improved the lives of women the most?” Responding to this, 66% said ‘education’, 23% said ‘employment’, 23% said ‘family planning’, 19% said ‘ability to vote in elections’, 15% said ‘employment such as part-time jobs/facility to work from home’, 12% said ‘mobile phone use’ and 8% said ‘internet/social media access.’ However, 1% did not give a response.
There was not much difference in the opinion of men and women, with 68% of men choosing ‘education’ and 62% of women choosing ‘education’. The second most popular reason for the improvement of the lives of women identified by women was ‘employment’ (26%) and by men it was identified as ‘family planning’ (22%).
Question: “Keeping in mind the past 100 years, which of the following has improved the lives of women the most?”
Note: Multiple responses were allowed and responses may not add to 100%.
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 2659 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during February 18, 2013 – February 25, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.