Islamabad, July 18, 2013
According to a Gilani Research Foundaion Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, majority of Pakistanis (71%) say that their neighborhood mosque does not accommodate female worshippers.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “Does the mosque in your neighborhood have a specified place where women can pray i.e. can women go there to pray or not?” Responding to this, 28% said yes and 71% said no. However, 1 % did not respond.
The same question was asked earlier in July 2009, when once again the majority of Pakistanis (85%) claimed that their neighborhood mosques did not accommodate female worshippers.
Question: “Does the mosque in your neighborhood have a specified place where women can pray i.e. can women go there to pray or not?”
Comparison over Time (women are unable to pray in local mosques %)
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 2606 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during June 24, 2013 – July 01, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.