Islamabad, April 24, 2013
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, views are divided about what profession a child should go into, that of his/her own choosing (53%) or that chosen by the parents (47%).
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “In your opinion, should a child choose a profession that he/she likes or a profession that his/her parents like?” Responding to this, 53% said the profession that the child likes and 47% said the profession that the parents like.
A comparison between rural and urban localities shows that urban respondents are more in favor of children choosing the professions they like (57%) compared with rural respondents (50%). This question was also asked in November 2011 where the results were similar, with 50% respondents saying children should go into the profession they like and 50% said children should go into the profession their parents’ like.
Question: “In your opinion, should a child choose a profession that he/she likes or a profession that his/her parents like?”
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 2617 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during March 30, 2013 – April 06, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.