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Thursday, January 23, 2014

53% Pakistanis believe that dowry plays a very important role in our society; 69% believe it is not possible for a girl to get married without a dowry. GILANI POLL/GALLUP PAKISTAN

Islamabad, Jan 23, 2014

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 53% Pakistanis believe that dowry plays a very important role in our society; 69% believe it is not possible for a girl to get married without a dowry.
A nationally representative sample of men and women, from across the four provinces was asked “In your opinion, in our society how important a part does dowry play?” Responding to this, 53% believe that dowry plays a very important role, 31% believe it is somewhat important, 13% think it plays a very little role while 2% believe that it plays no role. However, 1% did not give a view.


Question: “In your opinion, in our society how important a part does dowry play?”
Source: Gallup and Gilani Surveys

the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association

In another question it was asked “Do you believe that today it is possible for a girl to get married without a dowry or not?” In response, 24% believe that it is possible while 69% believe that it is not possible. 7% did not give a view.

Question: “Do you believe that today it is possible for a girl to get married without
a dowry or not?”
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 2604 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during January 13, 2014 – Jan 20, 2014. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level. 

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