Islamabad, Mar 26, 2014
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 70% Pakistani men attended Friday prayers where the Friday sermon was in a regional language.
A nationally representative sample of adult men (who attended the Friday prayers in a mosque), from across the four provinces was asked “Please tell us, what language was the sermon in?” Responding to this, 19% said Punjabi, 39% said Sindhi, 15% said Pashto and 13% said Sindhi. 11% of the respondents replied Saraiki whereas 2% mentioned Hindko. 1% did not respond.
Question: “Please tell us, what language was the sermon in?”
Source: Gallup and Gilani Survey
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 618 men in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during Feb 24, 2014 – Mar 03, 2014. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.