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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Only 25% Pakistanis celebrate New Year. Of these individuals, 40% do so by wishing their family and friends. GILANI POLL/GALLUP PAKISTAN

Islamabad, Jan 02, 2014

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, only 25% Pakistanis celebrate New Year. Of these individuals, 40% do so by wishing their family and friends.

A nationally representative sample of men and women, from across the four provinces was asked “Some people celebrate the New Year while others do not do you celebrate the New Year like any other festival?” Responding to this, 25% replied in the affirmative while 74% said no. 1% did not respond.


Question: “Some people celebrate the New Year while others do not do you celebrate the New Year like any other festival?”


Source: Gallup and Gilani Surveys
the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association

The individuals who responded positively were further asked: “If yes, then how do you celebrate the New Year?” In response, 15% said they make their favorite food while 21% meet up with friends/relatives. 18% light up their houses along with 40% who wish their family and friends and 10% pray. 1% did not respond. 

Question: “If yes, then how do you celebrate the New Year?”
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 2557 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during December 23, 2013 – Dec 30, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level. 

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