Islamabad, Mar 25, 2014
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, Of the Pakistanis who attended the Friday prayers and heard the sermon, a majority (83%) said religious issues were discussed during the sermon.
A nationally representative sample of adult men, from across the four provinces was asked “What topics were discussed during the Friday sermon?” Responding to this, 10% said social issues, 5% said health issues and 5% mentioned domestic politics. 2% said international politics were discussed whereas 83% said religious issues. 1% did not respond.
34% of the respondents said that amongst social issues neighbor’s rights were discussed compared to 36% who said rights of husband and wife were explained. In political issues government’s talks with the Taliban (41%) and government should control terrorism (48%) were discussed. 50% of the respondents said that Pillars of Islam were talked about in religious issues compared to 32% who said Holy Prophet’s teachings were discussed.
Question: “What topics were discussed during the Friday sermon?”
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 621 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.